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'Drunkorexia' Common with College Students

from United Press International

The combination of disordered eating and heavy alcohol consumption known as 'drunkorexia' is common among U.S. college students, researchers say. Victoria Osborne, assistant professor of social work and public health at the University of Missouri, examined the relationship between alcohol misuse and disordered eating, including calorie restriction and purging. The study found 16 percent of those surveyed reported restricting calories to "save them" for drinking, and of the respondents, about three times as many women as men reported engaging in the behavior. more

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