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Cognitive treatment reduced concerns about shape, weight, and eating in obese binge and non-binge eaters

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QUESTION: In obese binge and non-binge eaters, is cognitive treatment (CT) superior to behavioural treatment (BT) for behaviour and weight outcomes?


Randomised {allocation concealed*}, unblinded,* controlled trial with 6 months of follow up.


University in Maastricht, the Netherlands.


74 obese (body mass index BMI ≥27 kg/m2) women who were 18–50 years of age (mean age 38 y, mean BMI 33 kg/m2). Exclusion criteria were participation in a weight loss programme, alcohol or drug dependence, psychosis, or pregnancy. Patients were categorised as binge eaters (meeting all DSM-IV criteria for binge eating disorder [BED]) (n=37) or non-binge eaters (meeting none of the DSM-IV criteria for …

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