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“Who Binges?”

Well, this was all very dull I’m afraid. Lot’s of boring stats about research studies, graphs and tables … yawn. And the bottom line was that because binge eating is normally such a secretive thing and not many people ever get treatment for this problem, there’s no real way to determine exactly who binges. Hrmph.

What the author, Dr Christopher G. Fairburn, does reveal about binge eating demographics is not unexpected. Problem binge eating affects mainly young Caucasian adult women – about 3% overall, while Bulimia affects 1% of them – and the prevalence of binge eating disorders is increasing. No news there.

That was all really, nothing very interesting. Chapter 4 will deal with psychological and social problems associated with binge eating …