Physical activity as a moderator of the association between anxiety sensitivity and binge eating.

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MedWorm: Binge Eating Disorder
Physical activity as a moderator of the association between anxiety sensitivity and binge eating.
Authors: Deboer LB, Tart CD, Presnell KE, Powers MB, Baldwin AS, Smits JA
Abstract
Individuals with elevated anxiety sensitivity (AS; i.e., fear of somatic arousal) may binge eat to reduce emotional distress. Because physical activity reduces stress reactivity, we predicted that: (1) the relation between AS and binge eating would be moderated by physical activity and (2) coping motives for eating would mediate the association between AS and binge eating such that the relation would be stronger for those low in physical activity. Participants (N=167) completed online self-report measures. Regression analyses revealed that moderate-intensity physical activity (MPA) moderated the relation between AS and binge eating such that AS was not related to binge eating among those who frequent…

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