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How common is this the binge eating disorder in the u.S.?

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Dr. Julie O'Toole
Pediatrics
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In brief: Be careful

Do not confuse binge eating disorder with obesity, the rates for which are very high.
Most people with obesity do not have binge eating disorder.

In brief: Be careful

Do not confuse binge eating disorder with obesity, the rates for which are very high.
Most people with obesity do not have binge eating disorder.
Dr. Julie O'Toole
Dr. Julie O'Toole
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Dr. Max Haque
Psychiatry
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In brief: Around 1-3%

It is 9 times more common in women and the prevalence is approx.
1-3%. The mean age is 18 with a range of 12-35 years. Also upto 50% of patients with anorexia nervosa develop binging/purging symptoms.

In brief: Around 1-3%

It is 9 times more common in women and the prevalence is approx.
1-3%. The mean age is 18 with a range of 12-35 years. Also upto 50% of patients with anorexia nervosa develop binging/purging symptoms.
Dr. Max Haque
Dr. Max Haque
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