Friday, April 17, 2015

Drunkorexia

Drunkorexia is a non-medical term describing the self-imposed starvation or binge eating/purging combined with alcohol abuse among college females.

Research has focused on drunkorexia among college women, but it is also found among men. One study shows that college students are doing this more often so they don't have to worry about weight gain from drinking. A study done by the University of Missouri found that 30% of female college students exhibit drunkorexia. The study found that men are more likely to participate in drunkorexia in order to save their money for buying alcohol instead of food. According to the study, students who restrict calories prior to alcohol consumption do it to prevent weight gain (67%) and to get drunk more quickly (21%).

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