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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and behavioral weight loss treatment (BWLT) for overweight patients with binge eating disorder (BED). METHOD Eighty obese patients meeting criteria of BED according to DSM-IV-TR were randomly assigned to either CBT or BWLT consisting of 16 weekly(More)
Phosphatidylserine, derived from cow brains, has been shown previously to dampen the ACTH and cortisol response to physical stress. Further research investigated the influence of soy lecithin phosphatidylserine supplementation on mood and heart rate when faced with an acute stressor. In this study, we investigated the effects of soy lecithin phosphatidic(More)
The Night Eating Syndrome (NES) is a recently described disordered eating style whose status in current diagnostic systems needs to be further clarified. The aim of this study was to increase knowledge about the clinical features of NES in a sample of 1514 young adults aged 18-26 years from the general population who participated in an anonymous Internet(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the physiological mechanism of lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxation. Circular muscle of the esophagus, LES, and stomach were evaluated for their inhibitory response to electrical stimulation during a maintained tonic contraction produced by a superfusion of acetylcholine and physostigmine. Only the circular(More)
Lower oesophageal sphincter supersensitivity to gastrin I and cholinergic stimulation has recently been described in patients with achalasia. To determine the pathogenesis of this finding, the lower oesophageal sphincter was tested to a cholinesterase inhibitor, edrophonium chloride. Edrophonium chloride significantly increased the lower oesophageal(More)
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