Altered functional connectivity in binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa

Takeaway

  • Functional connectivity differences were found between binge eating disorder (BED) and bulimia nervosa (BN) in brain networks involved in salience attribution, self-referential processing and cognitive control.

Why this matters

    Differences in brain networks in BN, BED and obese individuals contribute to the understanding of functional abnormalities on the neuronal level in different eating disorders and may constitute biological markers and lead to the development of new treatment strategies.