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Binge Eating Tendencies Can Increase Weight

Posted Oct 24 2009 12:00am

A new study found that women of all races tend to binge eat at one time or another at the same rate. The interesting fact is that white-college aged women tend to start binge eating behaviors at an earlier age than black women. About 31-33 percent of college students are overweight, and weight gain has been shown to increase during their academic career. Some experts are suggesting that Caucasian women react to stress more by eating. In this study, 22 percent of Caucasians and 37 percent of African-Americans were overweight or obese. Existing research suggests that binge eating could be a factor in weight gain over time.

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