People urged to diet may engage in binge eating, study says

08/9/2013 | HealthDay News

Survey data from some 1,300 young adults showed that when women and men were urged by their partners to diet, more of them engaged in binge eating compared with those who were not encouraged to diet, University of Minnesota researchers reported in the American Journal of Health Promotion. Clinical psychologist Edward Abramson said people who are constantly told to lose weight sometimes overeat to rebel against their partner.

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