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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