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Women with bulimia serious enough to require hospitalization have about a fourfold increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and premature death, new research shows.

Investigators compared cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause mortality between women with bulimia and women hospitalized for a pregnancy-related event such as giving birth or having an abortion. Adjusted analyses showed that compared with hospitalization for a pregnancy-related event, hospitalization for bulimia was associated with increased risk of any CVD (hazard ration [HR], 4.25; 95% confidence interval [CI], 2.98 - 6.07), and death (HR, 4.72; 95% CI, 2.05 - 10.84). This risk increased with more than one admission for bulimia. The study was published online October 16 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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