Thursday, November 18, 2010

‘Drunkorexics’ skip meals to offset extra calorie intake from binge drinking

The Tufts Daily (Medford, MA) November 17, 2010

"Excessive alcohol consumption is undoubtedly a contributing factor to the dreaded 'freshman 15' — but at what point does compensating for those liquor calories become a full−blown eating disorder?
'Drunkorexia,' though not a medical or technical term, is colloquially used among researchers and mental health professionals to describe behavior that combines disordered eating — like extreme restrictions and purging — with alcohol abuse and binge drinking. Particularly prevalent on college campuses, 'drunkorexic' behavior includes starving one's self or limiting food intake in order to offset alcohol consumption later on." Read More

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