Binge-eating disorder as a distinct familial phenotype in obese individuals.

@article{Hudson2006BingeeatingDA,
  title={Binge-eating disorder as a distinct familial phenotype in obese individuals.},
  author={James I. Hudson and Justine K Lalonde and Judith M Berry and Lindsay J Pindyck and Cynthia M Bulik and Scott J Crow and Susan L. McElroy and Nan M. Laird and Ming T Tsuang and B. Timothy Walsh and Norman R. Rosenthal and Jr. Harrison G. Pope},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={
          313-9
        }
}
CONTEXT Binge-eating disorder (BED)-a syndrome that only recently has attracted scientific attention-is often seen in obese individuals, especially those with severe obesity. However, it remains unclear whether BED represents an etiologically distinct behavioral phenotype of obesity or simply a nonspecific eating pattern sometimes seen in obese individuals. OBJECTIVE To test whether BED aggregates in families independently of obesity, and if so, whether familial factors for BED also… CONTINUE READING

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