Bulimia Nervosa a Problem for Type 1 Females

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“Type 1 diabetes is associatedwith a higher prevalence ofbulimia nervosa in females,”say researchers at FlorenceUniversity School of Medicinein Florence, Italy.

In a study involving 748 and1,587 female subjects withand without type 1 diabetes,respectively, the prevalenceof anorexia nervosa in type1 diabetic subjects was notsignificantly different fromthat of the nondiabetic controlsubjects. However, bulimianervosa—binge eating orpurging—was significantlyhigher in diabetic patients(1.73 percent) than in thecontrols (0.69 percent).

Journal of EndocrinologicalInvestigation, May 2005

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