Yoga may be used as an integrated form of exercise for prevent and treatment of binge eating disorder, a Catholic University of Leuven study suggested.
Binge eating disorder is a condition characterized by compulsive eating huge amounts of food while feeling out of control and powerless to stop.
The syndrome is a common eating disorder in the United States, affecting 3.5% of females and 2% of males.
Yoga, the accident technique practice for harmonized external and internal body well being, through breath control, meditation, bodily movement, and gesture..... has been well known for people in the Western world and some parts in Asia due to health benefits reported by various respectable institutes' research and supported by health advocates.
In the review of literature from EMBASE, PsycINFO, PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Physiotherapy Evidence Database and Cochrane Library up to August 2012 for studies compared physical therapy with a placebo condition, control intervention or standard care, including 211 female community patients (age range: 25-63 years) met all selection criteria, researchers found that
1. Yoga participants showed a significantly reduced number of binges
2. Yoga group expressed a decrease in body mass index (BMI)
3. Yoga participants displayed insignificantly ameliorated depression compared to aerobic exercise and combined aerobic exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) groups
Dr. Vancampfort D, the led author said, " Because of severe co-morbid psychiatric and physical conditions, binge eating disorder is one of the most difficult psychiatric conditions to treat. Both yoga and aerobic exercise have shown promise in reducing binge eating pathology and weight".
Other, also in searching databases of PubMed, PsychInfo, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Cochrane Library, Physiotherapy Evidence Database, the Dutch Journal of Psychiatry (Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie), the Tijdschrift voor Vaktherapie and Actual Themata derived from psychomotor therapy screened for the period January 1994 to August 2011, 8 studies met the met the inclusion and exclusion criteria suggested that
1. Yoga lessons induced a significant weight loss to attendees
2. Yoga participants displayed fewer symptoms of depression, when used alone or conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
3. Combined Yoga and CBT demonstrated a less eating disorder pathology than does CBT alone
The authors concluded that yoga expressed the beneficial effects on weight-loss as well as on the reduction of binge eating disorder.
More importantly, in a randomized trial undertaken with participants of women between 25 and 63 years of age identified with diagnostic criteria for binge eating disorder (BED) and a BMI>25 assigned to yoga (n=45) or wait-list control (n=45) groups. Of these, 25 in each group were analyzed, Dr. McIver S, the led author at the Deakin University filed the following results in compared to the control group
1. Yoga group showed a reduction in binge eating in self-reported
2. Yoga group expressed a statistical significance of more willing to involve in physical activity.
3. Yoga group also showed a small yet statistically significant reduction for BMI, hips and waist
With the information collected, there are no doubt that yoga formal weekly sessions and home-based programs are potentially efficacious for the treatment of binge eating.
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(1) A systematic review on physical therapy interventions for patients with binge eating disorder. by Vancampfort D1, Vanderlinden J, De Hert M, Adámkova M, Skjaerven LH, Catalán-Matamoros D, Lundvik-Gyllensten A, Gómez-Conesa A, Ijntema R, Probst M.(PubMed)
(2) [The importance of movement-directed interventions in the multidisciplinary treatment of binge eating disorder: an overview].[Article in Dutch]by Vancampfort D1, Vanderlinden J, Pieters G, De Herdt A, Schueremans A, Adriaens A, Van Der Borght W, De Hert M, Probst M.(PubMed)
(3) Yoga as a treatment for binge eating disorder: a preliminary study by McIver S1, O'Halloran P, McGartland M.(PubMed)
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