GENDER FEATURES OF EATING BEHAVIOR DISORDERS IN PERSONS WITH OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY
Objective: The purpose of this study was to research the features of eating behavior disorders and their relation to nutrients food composition among overweight and obese men and women. Material and methods. The study included 246 patients (90 men and 156 women with overweight and obesity); anthropometric data and recording of food consumption in 24hs were assessed, the types of eating disorders (ED) were detected by DEBQ. Results and discussion. The severity of ED and the frequency of their clinically significant cases, as well as combined forms, are higher in women, than in men. It has been shown, that ED determine nutrients food composition. Emotional and compulsive ED are more associated with carbohydrate intake and external ED are associated with fat intake. Night eating syndrome occurs more commonly among men, than among women, also more prevalent among patient with android type of obesity. There was justified hypothesis, that evening and night eating is necessary for increasing serotonin level, which has hypnotic, antidepressant and anxiolytic effects.
About Authors (Correspondence):
Pinkhasov B.B. – doctor of medical sciences, leading researcher of the laboratory of endocrinology, e-mail: email@example.com