Binge-eating disorder in Brazilian women on a weight-loss program

Binge-eating disorder in Brazilian women on a weight-loss program

Autor Borges, Maria Beatriz Ferrari Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Jorge, Miguel Roberto Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Morgan, Christina Marcondes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silveira, Dartiu Xavier da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Custódio, Osvladir Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Objective: To examine binge-eating disorder (BED) and its association with obesity, weight patterns, and psychopathology in a Brazilian sample of female participants of a weight-loss program in Sdo Paulo, Brazil.Research Methods and Procedures: Two hundred and seventeen overweight (body mass index greater than or equal to 25 kg/m(2)) women, ages 15 to 59 years, enrolled in the Weight Watchers Program were recruited for the study at a program branch meeting after completing the Questionnaire on Eating and Weight Patterns-Revised, Beck Depression Inventory, and the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20. Participants were categorized into four groups: those who met questionnaire criteria for BED, those who met questionnaire criteria for bulimia nervosa (BN), those that reported binge eating but did not meet all the criteria for any eating disorder (BE), and those with no eating disorder symptoms (No ED). Groups were compared on measures of weight, depressive symptoms, and alexithymia.Results: Binge eating was frequently reported by women in this study (BED, 16.1%; BN, 4.6%; BE, 22.6%). BED women had significantly higher body mass index, greater highest weight ever, and more frequent weight cycling than the No ED group. BED women also reported more depressive symptoms than BE and No ED women, and were more alexithymic than the No ED group. BE women presented more frequent weigh cycling and were also more depressed and alexithymic than the No ED group.Discussion: BED is not uncommon in overweight Brazilian women, and similar to North American and European samples, it is associated with overweight and higher levels of psychopathology in this population.
Palavra-chave binge eating
bulimia
overeating
depression
alexithymia
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2002-11-01
Publicado em Obesity Research. Silver Spring: North Amer Assoc Study Obesity, v. 10, n. 11, p. 1127-1134, 2002.
ISSN 1071-7323 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador North Amer Assoc Study Obesity
Extensão 1127-1134
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/oby.2002.153
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000179355400006
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/27009

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