Reduced serotonin transporter binding in binge eating women

  title={Reduced serotonin transporter binding in binge eating women},
  author={J. Kuikka and L. Tammela and L. Karhunen and A. Rissanen and K. A. Bergstr{\"o}m and H. Naukkarinen and E. Vanninen and Jari Karhu and R. Lappalainen and E. Repo-Tiihonen and J. Tiihonen and M. Uusitupa},
  • J. Kuikka, L. Tammela, +9 authors M. Uusitupa
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Abstract. Rationale: There is evidence that abnormalities in brain dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin metabolism may play an important role in binge eating. Serotonin-active antidepressant drugs have also been found to decrease binge eating. Objective: We investigated serotonin transporter binding in obese binge-eating women. Eleven obese binge-eating and seven obese control women participated in the study. The subjects were not taking any medication known to affect serotonin (5-HT… CONTINUE READING
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