A first-of-its-kind analysis comparing the neurobiology of boys and girls with binge eating disorder has shown significant differences in brain structure between the sexes. The study was published in Psychological Medicine.

The research builds on earlier work suggesting that binge eating disorder is wired in the brain from an early age. This new development goes further, providing an important first step in understanding how the neurological cause of binge eating differs between the sexes. It also presents critical evidence that males, who in the past were left out of research on eating disorders, must be included in future efforts to understand the origins of such conditions.

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