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Overeating Among Adolescents Can Predict Onset Of Drug Use

December 10, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
A U.S. study involving 16,882 adolescent boys and girls found that overeating, including binge eating, predicts the onset of marijuana and other drug use. Researchers also found that binge eating – eating  much more than normal during a given period of time – predicts the onset of overweight/obesity and depression. Binge eating was more common among females than males, with 2.3 percent to 3.1 percent of females and 0.3 percent to 1 percent of males reporting binge eating between the ages of 16 and 24, according to the study results. Binge eating that involves a loss of control is “amenable to intervention,” researchers said, so physicians should be encouraged to screen adolescents for binge eating.
Kendrin R. Sonneville et al., "Longitudinal Associations Between Binge Eating and Overeating and Adverse Outcomes Among Adolescents and Young Adults", Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, December 10, 2012, © American Medical Association
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