Epidemiology of binge eating disorder.

@article{StriegelMoore2003EpidemiologyOB,
  title={Epidemiology of binge eating disorder.},
  author={Ruth H. Striegel-Moore and Debra L. Franko},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={2003},
  volume={34 Suppl},
  pages={S19-29}
}
OBJECTIVE First described over 50 years ago, binge eating disorder (BED) only recently has become the focus of epidemiologic studies. This article provides a comprehensive review of these studies. METHOD Relevant studies were examined and summarized in the form of a narrative review. RESULTS Similar to the early studies of bulimia nervosa (BN), the first generation of epidemiologic studies of BED is limited in scope or methodology. They focus on prevalence rates and provide only basic… CONTINUE READING
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