Loss of control over eating, adiposity, and psychopathology in overweight children

Loss of control over eating, adiposity, and psychopathology in overweight children

Autor Morgan, C. M. Google Scholar
Yanovski, S. Z. Google Scholar
Nguyen, T. T. Google Scholar
McDuffie, J. Google Scholar
Sebring, N. G. Google Scholar
Jorge, M. R. Google Scholar
Keil, M. Google Scholar
Yanovski, J. A. Google Scholar
Instituição NIH
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Objective: To investigate the relationship between loss of control over eating, adiposity, and psychological distress in a nontreatment sample of overweight children. Method: Based on self-reports of eating episodes, 172 overweight children, 6-10 years old, were categorized using the Questionnaire of Eating and Weight Patterns-Adolescent Version into those describing episodes of loss of control over eating (LC), and those with no loss of control (NoLC). Croups were compared on measures of adiposity, dieting, and eating behavior, and associated psychological distress. Results: LC children (33.1%) were heavier and had greater amounts of body fat than NoLC children. They also had higher anxiety, more depressive symptoms, and more body dissatisfaction. 5.3% met questionnaire criteria for BED. Episodes of loss of control occurred infrequently, were often contextual, and involved usual meal foods. Discussion: As in adults, overweight children reporting loss of control over eating have greater severity of obesity and more psychological distress than those with no such symptoms. It remains unknown whether children who endorse loss of control over eating before adolescence will be those who develop the greatest difficulties with binge eating or obesity in adulthood. (C) 2002 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Assunto binge eating
obesity
child
race
psychopathology
Idioma Inglês
Data 2002-05-01
Publicado em International Journal of Eating Disorders. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons Inc, v. 31, n. 4, p. 430-441, 2002.
ISSN 0276-3478 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Wiley-Blackwell
Extensão 430-441
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eat.10038
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000174820700008
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26841

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