Study: Women With PTSD More Likely To Have Food Addiction

Reuters (9/18, Seaman) reports a new study published in JAMA has found that women exhibiting symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to be addicted to food than women without the disorder. The study does not state that PTSD is the cause of food addiction but may help explain a link between experienced trauma and obesity.

HealthDay (9/18, Dotinga) reports the study found women with PTSD are “almost three times more likely to develop an addiction to food.” The researchers came to this conclusion after examining “the results of Nurses’ Health Study II surveys of more than 49,400 female nurses in the United States in 2008 and 2009.”

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— “PTSD symptoms tied to food addiction in women: study,” Andrew Seaman, Reuters, September 17, 2014.

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