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The overlap between binge eating behaviors and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: an etiological integrative model


Paganini, C and Peterson, G and Stavropoulos, V and Krug, I, The overlap between binge eating behaviors and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: an etiological integrative model, Current pharmaceutical design, 24, (9) pp. 999-1006. ISSN 1381-6128 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.2174/1381612824666171204151209


Studies indicate that Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) features (e.g. insulin instability, food cravings, overproduction of androgens and menstrual irregularities) are associated with increased appetite, impaired impulse control and feelings of body dissatisfaction. Counter intuitively, binge eating behaviors have been shown to reinforce PCOS symptomatology, precipitating concurrently body dissatisfaction, weight gain, insulin instability and overproduction of androgens. The present systematic literature review aspires to investigate the relationship between binge eating, in the broader context of eating disorder behaviors, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), taking into account shared characteristics between EDs (Eating Disorders) and PCOS. To address this aim, the PRISMA guidelines are adopted. A total of 21 studies, which investigated the presence of binge eating in PCOS population and the presence of PCOS in EDs population, were synthesized. Findings suggested that an increased prevalence of binge eating has been reported in women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS); and that women suffering from BN (Bulimia Nervosa) and BED (Binge Eating Disorder) are more likely to display polycystic ovaries. Further research on their shared liability is required in order to inform more efficient prevention and treatment initiatives for populations presenting with comorbid features.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:eating disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, binge eating disorder, menstruation, body dissatisfaction, menstrual irregularities
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Paganini, C (Miss Chiara Paganini)
UTAS Author:Peterson, G (Professor Gregory Peterson)
ID Code:123700
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2018-01-19
Last Modified:2019-12-03

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