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07 June 2011

Nutrition and behaviour

There is a nutrient called inositol, which may be able to improve outcomes in bulimia and psychiatric conditions, such as panic disorders, depression and obsessive compulsion.

There is a nutrient called inositol, which may be able to improve outcomes in bulimia and psychiatric conditions, such as panic disorders, depression and obsessive compulsion.

Research conducted in Israel with a small group of patients suffering from bulimia and binge eating has shown that inositol may help these individuals to get control of their lives again. In the Israeli study, patients with bulimia and binge eating disorder were either treated with 18 g of inositol or 18g of placebo (inactive substance) per day for a period of 6 weeks. Statistically significant improvements in psychological test results were obtained when the patients received inositol.

 
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