Bulimia - NoMiddleGround:BulimiaNervosa DefinitionandTypes

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No Middle Ground: Bulimia Nervosa Definition and Types Recurrent binges and inappropriate attempts at compensation Eating abnormally large amount of food within discrete period of time Sense of loss of control Purging type   self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse, diuretics or enemas to lose  weight Non-purging type   fasting or excessive exercise History 1959 Increased in incidence as media trends popularize thin body types Upswing in bulimia in wealthier, industrialized countries 9-10% US college women  Pendulum Swings Between Binging and Starving (Purging) Feast to famine Psychological and physiological aspects Stresses or forces that encourage binging to begin with Restriction leading to disinhibition Starvation drives a rebound from hunger   extreme hunger will prompt  overeating as body tries to make up for low nutrient levels Characteristics May involve consumption of large amounts of high calorie, easily ingested food
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course NUTR SCI 132 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '09 term at University of Wisconsin Colleges Online.

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Bulimia - NoMiddleGround:BulimiaNervosa DefinitionandTypes

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