Wu: Associations of Stress and Appetite Hormones with Binge Eating in Females with Anorexia Nervosa after Weight Restoration: A Longitudinal Study

Dr. Grace Wu and her colleagues from the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) published their eating disorder research titled “Associations of Stress and Appetite Hormones with Binge Eating in Females with Anorexia Nervosa after Weight Restoration: A Longitudinal Study” in the Journal of Personalized Medicine. The research highlights significant changes in cortisol, total ghrelin, and leptin levels before and after weight restoration in females with anorexia nervosa. Wu and colleagues also found that the cortisol levels were significantly associated with subjective binge eating post-discharge and suggested the need to replicate and confirm the role of cortisol in predicting the emergence of subjective binge eating to prevent its negative consequences. The full text can be found here.