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Previously, we identified that a majority of patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) as well as some control subjects display autoantibodies (autoAbs) reacting with alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) or adrenocorticotropic hormone, melanocortin peptides involved in appetite control and the stress response. In this work, we(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether weight cycling is detrimental to the changes in glucose tolerance in obese individuals without overt NIDDM and related to the amplitude of weight cycling. DESIGN Historical prospective observational study of a hospital-based cohort. SUBJECTS One hundred twenty-five obese individuals drawn from the medical records of the(More)
OBJECTIVE A systematic analysis of data collected with the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) was made. METHOD A literature search identified 94 sources in which the mean values of the EDI or EDI-2 subscales were reported, comprising 310 samples differing by sex, age, diagnosis, language, ethnicity, or some other relevant attribute. The total number of(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the relative contribution of personality and emotional experience to self-reported eating attitudes in a group of patients with clinically diagnosed eating disorders, a weight-reduction training group (Weight Watchers), and a control group without body weight problems. Participants in this study (N = 114) completed(More)
Self-reported behavior and attitudes towards eating [Eating Disorder Inventory-2; Garner DM (1991). Eating Disorder Inventory-2: Professional Manual. Odessa, Fl.: Psychological Assessment Resources; Estonian version Podar I, Hannus A, Allik J (1999). Personality and Affectivity Characteristics Associated With Eating Disorders: a Comparison of Eating(More)
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