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Familial aggregation in the night eating syndrome

The International journal of eating disorders, September 2006, Vol.39(6), pp.516-8 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Familial aggregation in the night eating syndrome
  • Author: Lundgren, Jennifer D ; Allison, Kelly C ; Stunkard, Albert J
  • Found In: The International journal of eating disorders, September 2006, Vol.39(6), pp.516-8 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Family ; Dyssomnias -- Etiology ; Feeding and Eating Disorders -- Etiology
  • Language: English
  • Description: This study examined the extent to which the night eating syndrome (NES) affects first-degree relatives of NES and control probands. NES participants and controls were assessed with the Night Eating Questionnaire (NEQ), the Night Eating Syndrome History and Inventory (NESHI), 10 day sleep and food records, the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE), the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM IV Axis I Disorders (SCID I), and a Family History Questionnaire (FHQ) to assess the presence of NES among first-degree relatives. A proband predictive model, using logistic regression analyses and the generalized estimating equation to control for correlation among observations within families was used to assess familial aggregation. The odds of an NES proband having an affected first-degree relative were significantly greater than that of a control proband (odds ratio=4.9, p.05). The study showed a strong aggregation of NES in families.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0276-3478 ; PMID: 16609983 Version:1

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