A randomized controlled trial which compares Mandolean® treatment with "treatment as usual" has been performed in Bristol since 2004 and will be concluded in 2008. 120 children and youths with severe obesity participate in the study.
Of the people with severe overweight or obesity approximately 15-20 % fulfils the criteria for BED (Binge-Eating Disorder) or Binge-Eating Syndrome. It means that you eat large quantities of food and can't stop even though you would like to. The difference between a bulimic patient and a BED-patient is that a BED-patient doesn't throw up the food after a meal. Eleven BED- patients went through Mandolean® treatment during 9 months. At the same time as they went in remission or became symptom-free, they also lost weight, about 10 kg on average. The patients have been followed up for two years and shall be followed up for another three years. Figure 3 shows that the BED-symptoms and depression disappears when you learn how to eat and feel satiety and as a bonus one loses weight.
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