Binge eating disorder and medical comorbidities in bariatric surgery candidates

James E. Mitchell, Wendy C. King, Walter Pories, Bruce Wolfe, David R. Flum, Konstatinos Spaniolas, Mark Bessler, Michael Devlin, Marsha D. Marcus, Melissa Kalarchian, Scott Engel, Saurobh Khandelwal, Susan Yanovski

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Objective To determine whether binge eating disorder (BED) status is associated with medical comorbidities in obese adults scheduled for bariatric surgery. Method The study utilized Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery-2 data obtained from six clinical centers around the United States. This is a well-phenotyped cohort of individuals who were evaluated within 30 days before their scheduled surgery using standardized protocols. In the cohort, 350 participants were classified as having BED and 1,875 as not having BED (non-BED). Multivariable logistic regression was used to determine whether BED status was independently related to medical comorbidities. As an exploratory analysis, significance was based on nominal p-values (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-476
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015



  • binge eating disorder
  • medical comorbidities
  • metabolic syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Mitchell, J. E., King, W. C., Pories, W., Wolfe, B., Flum, D. R., Spaniolas, K., Bessler, M., Devlin, M., Marcus, M. D., Kalarchian, M., Engel, S., Khandelwal, S., & Yanovski, S. (2015). Binge eating disorder and medical comorbidities in bariatric surgery candidates. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48(5), 471-476.