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Binge eating in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: Prevalence, causes, and management strategies

Krug, I, Giles, S and Paganini, C 2019 , 'Binge eating in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: Prevalence, causes, and management strategies' , Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, vol. 15 , pp. 1273-1285 , doi:

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Emerging evidence suggests that disordered eating, particularly binge-eatingsymptomatology, is overrepresented within Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) populations.This comorbidity presents a clinical dilemma as current treatment approaches for PCOSemphasize the importance of weight management, diet, exercise, and the potential for harmof such treatment approaches in PCOS patients with comorbid disordered eating. However,limited research has assessed the occurrence of binge eating and disordered eating in PCOSpatients. Consequently, little is known about the prevalence of binge eating in PCOS, and thepossible etiological processes to explain this comorbidity remain poorly understood. Giventhe paucity of research on this topic, the aims of this narrative review are fourfold: 1) tooutline the main symptoms of PCOS and binge eating; 2) to provide an overview of theprevalence of binge eating in PCOS; 3) to outline possible etiological factors for thecomorbidity between PCOS and binge eating; and 4) to provide an overview of managementstrategies of binge eating in PCOS.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Krug, I and Giles, S and Paganini, C
Keywords: PCOS, eating disorders, binge eating, prevalence, risk factors, management
Journal or Publication Title: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Publisher: Dove Medical Press
ISSN: 1176-6328
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Copyright 2019 Krug et al. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)

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