Body composition and endocrine status of long-term stress-induced binge-eating rats.

@article{Artiga2007BodyCA,
  title={Body composition and endocrine status of long-term stress-induced binge-eating rats.},
  author={A I Artiga and Jason B Viana and Christine R Maldonado and Paula Chandler-Laney and Kimberly D. Oswald and Mary M. Boggiano},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={424-31}
}
Clinical binge eating runs a protracted course. The etiology of binge eating remains perplexing in part because, in humans, it is difficult to isolate and assess the independent and aggregate impact of various contributing variables. Using rats, we found that footshock stress and a history of caloric restriction (S+R), combine synergistically to induce binge eating. Stress and dieting are also strong antecedents and relapse factors in human eating disorders. Here we report further behavioral… CONTINUE READING
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