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Title: Lifetime Weight course as a phenotypic marker of severity and therapeutic response in patients with eating disorders
Author: Agüera, Zaida
Vintró Alcaraz, Cristina, C.
Baenas, Isabel
Granero, Roser
Sanchez Perez, Isabel
Sánchez González, Jéssica
Menchón Magriñá, José Manuel
Jiménez-Murcia, Susana
Treasure, Janet
Fernández Aranda, Fernando
Keywords: Trastorns de la conducta alimentària
Pes corporal
Eating disorders
Body weight
Issue Date: 13-Jun-2021
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: The association between lifetime weight fluctuations and clinical characteristics has been widely studied in populations with eating disorders (ED). However, there is a lack of literature examining the potential role of weight course as a transdiagnostic factor in ED so far. Therefore, the aim of this study is to compare ED severity and treatment outcomes among four specific BMI profiles based on BMI-trajectories across the lifespan: (a) persistent obesity (OB-OB; (n = 74)), (b) obesity in the past but currently in a normal weight range (OB-NW; n = 156), (c) normal weight throughout the lifespan (NW-NW; n = 756), and (d) current obesity but previously at normal weight (NW-OB; n = 314). Lifetime obesity is associated with greater general psychopathology and personality traits such as low persistence and self-directedness, and high reward dependence. Additionally, greater extreme weight changes (NW-OB and OB-NW) were associated with higher psychopathology but not with greater ED severity. Higher dropout rates were found in the OB-OB group. These results shed new light on the BMI trajectory as a transdiagnostic feature playing a pivotal role in the severity and treatment outcome in patients with ED.
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It is part of: Nutrients, 2021, vol. 13, num. 6, p. 2034
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ISSN: 2072-6643
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