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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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MEDINA-BORDON, Leticia Mercedes; MERSCH-DENIS, Guillermina Ingrid; AGUILAR-RABITO, Ana Carolina  e  ACOSTA ESCOBAR, José Manuel María. Factors associated with binge eating disorder in adults with obesity from the microcenter of San Lorenzo, Paraguay. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2022, vol.20, n.2, pp.48-58. ISSN 1812-9528.

Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by the consumption of large amounts of food in a short time accompanied by a feeling of loss of control over intake or quantity. This eating disorder has been associated with obesity constituting a risk factor for future body weight gains. The objective was to identify the frequency of binge eating disorder and determine the factors associated with it in adults who are obese and attend the microcenter of the city of San Lorenzo in November 2018. Descriptive cross-sectional study, conducted in 92 subjects with obesity between 20 and 59 years old, who attended the microcenter of the city of San Lorenzo in November, 2018. Sociodemographic, clinical, anthropometric and lifestyle-related data were collected using an instrument to which the Binge Eating Scale (BES) questionnaire translated and validated into Spanish for the evaluation of binge eating disorder was attached. The research protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of the National University of Asunción. The frequency of binge eating disorder was 20.7% (n=19), 17 people had moderate BED, 2 had severe BED and the factors associated were: history of obesity, prior treatments for weight loss, and alcohol consumption (p<0.05). The sample studied presented a frequency of BED similar to the prevalence of adults with obesity in Latin America (16-51.6%).

Palavras-chave : Binge-Eating Disorder; obesity; adult.

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