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Question: Is morbid obesity an eating disorder

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Answer: Morbid obesity is obesity of such a degree as to place the patient in danger of dying from overweight. While obesity per se is a long-term health risk, morbid obesity places the patient at risk in the near future. The original definition was a body weight more than 100% over the normal range. A […]

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Question: What is compulsive overeating?

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Answer: Compulsive overeating, sometimes known as “binge eating” is being defined as a third eating disorder. It is characterized by frequent episodes of marked overeating, occurring twice or more a week over a period of several months. The patient characteristically consumes several thousand calories at a sitting during the episodes of overeating. The condition occurs […]

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