Dieting and Alcohol Use in Women

  • Dean D. Krahn
  • Blake Gosnell
  • Candace Kurth
Part of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Reviews book series (DAAR, volume 5)


The connection between dieting, which involves the restriction of caloric intake and especially the avoidance of the intake of “empty” calories, and alcohol consumption, which involves the intake of calories that are not nutritionally vital, is not intuitively obvious to many. Therefore, the reader of this chapter may benefit from a recounting of the way in which we came to study this problem. We recognize that this may be viewed as a rather egocentric approach by some, but in our experience with talking about this area of interest with colleagues, we have found that this type of review tends to be an understandable approach to this topic. The comorbidity of eating disorders and substance abuse have also been reviewed extensively elsewhere,1,2and more emphasis regarding family history and clinical implications are available in these sources.


Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Food Deprivation Diet Behavior 
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  • Candace Kurth

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