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Table 2 Changes in eating disorder symptoms and body image perception after 8 weeks

From: Safety of alternate day fasting and effect on disordered eating behaviors

  Baseline Post-treatment P-value 1
Eating disorder symptoms    
Depression 27 ± 1 25 ± 1 0.01
Binge eating 33 ± 1 30 ± 1 <0.01
Purgative behavior 9 ± 1 9 ± 1 0.38
Fear of fatness 43 ± 2 43 ± 1 0.71
Restrictive eating 26 ± 1 31 ± 1 <0.01
Avoidance of forbidden foods 37 ± 2 39 ± 2 0.14
Body image    
Concerns about body size/shape 53 ± 2 48 ± 2 <0.01
  1. Values reported as mean ± SEM (n = 59).
  2. 1P-value between baseline and post-treatment: Paired t-test.