Decrease in resting metabolic rate during abstinence from bulimic behavior Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Basal Metabolism
  • Bulimia
  • Eating
  • Vomiting

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.

publication date

  • December 1991

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 1853959

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1071

end page

  • 2

volume

  • 148

number

  • 8