Binge drinking and obesity-related eating: The moderating roles of the eating broadcast viewing experience among korean adults

Jiye Kim, Saegyeol Choi, Hyekyeong Kim, Soontae An

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Abstract

Recently, there has been a notable rise in binge drinking and in the popularity of eating broadcasts via TV and online platforms, especially in Korea. This study analyzed the moderating effect of the eating broadcast viewing experience on the relationship between binge drinking and obesity-related eating behaviors. Cross-sectional self-reported online survey data were collected from 1125 Korean adults. Moderation models for restrained, emotional, and external eating behaviors were tested using moderation analyses with Hayes’s PROCESS version 3.5 compatible with SPSS. As a result, the eating broadcast viewing experience moderated the relationship between binge drinking frequency and external eating (Fchange = 2.686, p = 0.045). More frequent binge drinking was associated with a higher level of external eating in participants who only watched online eating broadcasts, especially among women. Participants in their twenties showed the same above association; additionally, those who only watched TV eating broadcasts showed an inverse association, indicating that more frequent binge drinking was associated with a lower level of external eating. Consequently, an eating broadcast viewing experience was one of the environmental factors associated with binge drinking that influences obesity-related eating behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8066
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume18
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Binge drinking
  • Eating broadcast
  • External eating
  • Obesity-related eating behavior
  • Twenties
  • Women

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