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Because of the wealth of research on eating disorders in women, people often mistakenlymen binge think of these illnesses as exclusively female problems. However, binge eating—defined as eating excessive amounts of calories over short periods of time and often in private (but without purging, as in bulimia)—is a disorder that affects both men and women. A study published last March in the Interna­tional Journal of Eating Disorders found that the medical impact of binge eating is.
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scaleWhen binge eating disorder gained legitimacy as a full-fledged mental condition in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in May, many people in the eating disorders and obesity communities wondered: Will this inspire us to finally get along?

It was a good question, since historically, the two groups have been at odds. Unlike people with anorexia or bulimia, who tend to be excessively thin, many binge eaters are overweight or obese..
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