night eating syndrome


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night eating syndrome

A disorder persisting for longer than two months in which more than half of the daily calorie intake occurs after the evening meal. It features frequent waking and eating, guilt and anxiety while eating, morning anorexia and the consumption of sugar and other carbohydrates at inappropriate times.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Bulimia was also a common cause, while other forms of eating disorders such as binge-eating, purging and night eating syndrome also led to hospitalisation.
A further 29% were admitted to hospital with anorexia, while the remainder had other forms of eating disorders such as binge-eating, purging and night eating syndrome.
A further 24 per cent were admitted to hospital with bulimia, while the remainder had other forms of eating disorders such as binge-eating, purging and night eating syndrome. Meanwhile, women and girls made up the vast majority of people hospitalised with an eating disorder in our region, making up 93 per cent of all cases.
They address the biological, psychological, and social processes underlying weight regulation and eating behavior, including neural, hormonal, and genetic influences and the role of developmental and family factors, dieting, and body image problems; various eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, and night eating syndrome, and their clinical characteristics, epidemiology and etiology, treatment, and prevention; and the epidemiology and etiology, clinical characteristics, treatment, prevention, and policy related to obesity.
I was doing research to find help for another family member when I finally discovered that my condition had a name: night eating syndrome (NES).
Night Eating Syndrome (NES) is a disorder characterized by a patient eating at night, with full awareness, and the person may not be able to return to sleep unless they eat.
Both night shift work and night eating syndrome (eating at least 25 percent of your daily calories after dinner and/or waking in the middle of the night to eat) are related to weight gain, which may be linked to an impairment of circadian rhythms (body clock).
This can lead to "night eating syndrome", the inability to avoid feeling hungry at night which in some people can disrupt sleep and lead to over-eating.
What is called "night eating syndrome" may actually be rooted in one's genetics.
Salk scientists have discovered a pair of genes that, and, when mutated, may play a role in so-called night eating syndrome. In mice with mutations in one of the genes, eating patterns are shifted, leading to.