Treat Binge Eating With Self-help Book and Counseling

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  February 12, 2011 at 12:05 AM Diet & Nutrition News   - G J E 4
Binge eating is a significant eating disorder where in the binge eaters are unable to hold back themselves and often use food as a way of coping with emotions like loneliness and stress. This practice is more than just the occasional over indulgence. Binge eating affects men and women equally. Almost 2-4% of North Americans are affected by it.
 Treat Binge Eating With Self-help Book and Counseling
Treat Binge Eating With Self-help Book and Counseling

The University of Calgary has begun a new study to look into this disorder. They will also look for ways that will help binge eaters. Their main objective is to determine whether a self help book and telephonic counseling of a therapist per week will help binge eaters.

This project is being launched by Phil Masson to evaluate the self-help approach. He was written a self help book on this topic. The book is being tested in a U of C research trial which is recruiting participants for the study and will use the book in conjunction with 13 weeks of counseling with a therapist. Masson said, "Giving people some more skills to cope with and deal with the binge eating prevents the binge eating."

Source: Medindia

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Binge eating is more of a psychological problem. It's great that researchers are trying to understand and find cure for this disorder. Binge eating can lead to obesity, which can also lead to diseases such as hypertension and heart disease.
ennairam_23 Friday, February 11, 2011

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