Decrease in resting metabolic rate during abstinence from bulimic behavior

Margaret Altemus, Marion M. Hetherington, Marilyn Flood, Julio Licinio, Mark L. Nelson, Aviva S. Bernat, Philip W. Gold

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Abstract

Among eight normal-weight bulimic women studied during 1 week of binge eating and vomiting and 7 weeks of abstinence without weight loss, resting metabolic rate and T3 and T4 levels fell significantly during abstinence. These data suggest that a physiological consequence of binge eating and vomiting is an increase in metabolic rate, in part due to increased thyroid hormone activity.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1071-1072
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume148
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Altemus, M., Hetherington, M. M., Flood, M., Licinio, J., Nelson, M. L., Bernat, A. S., & Gold, P. W. (1991). Decrease in resting metabolic rate during abstinence from bulimic behavior. American Journal of Psychiatry, 148(8), 1071-1072.
Altemus, Margaret ; Hetherington, Marion M. ; Flood, Marilyn ; Licinio, Julio ; Nelson, Mark L. ; Bernat, Aviva S. ; Gold, Philip W. / Decrease in resting metabolic rate during abstinence from bulimic behavior. In: American Journal of Psychiatry. 1991 ; Vol. 148, No. 8. pp. 1071-1072.
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In: American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 148, No. 8, 1991, p. 1071-1072.

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