The consumption of large quantities of food in a short period of time, typically as part of an eating disorder.
- The condition is characterised by the patient's inability to control the urge to indulge in binge eating.
- Strict dieting may worsen binge eating in some people.
- Bulimia, characterised by binge eating then purging, often by vomiting, is thought to affect up to 4% of Britons.
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