Why was this study done?

Many factors may influence weight control and management. This study was designed to investigate the relationship of both binge eating behavior and depression along with quality of attendance/adherence to success in a weight loss program.

What did the study find?

The study found that both the tendency towards binge eating and depression was predictive of not following through with a weight loss program.

Compulsive Eating, Depression and Failure to Complete a Behavioral Group Weight Loss Program
Authors: Hoage CM, Fediuk ME. 4th International Congress on Obesity, 1983.
PDF Abstract: 4th International Conference on Obesity, 1983.