Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of Resting-State High-Frequency Heart Rate Variability in Binge-Eating Disorder

Kara A. Christensen*, Nicole R. Feeling, Renee D. Rienecke

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Abstract

Binge-eating disorder (BED) is associated with a greater risk for cardiac problems and co-occurring health conditions. Resting-state measures of high-frequency heart rate variability (HF-HRV), which is a physiological proxy of self-regulatory neural functioning, may aid understanding of health risks. We systematically reviewed and meta-analyzed the literature on HF-HRV in individuals with BED and without BED. Six studies were reviewed in the qualitative synthesis, and five studies assessing HRV in individuals with BED (n = 153) and without BED (n = 124) were included in the meta-analysis. A non-significant effect size (Hedges g = .08, SE = 0.36, 95% CI [_0.62, 0.78]; z = 0.23, p = .82) was found, suggesting no difference in HF-HRV between groups. Age, BMI, and BMI-matched control status were not significant covariates. Synthesizing the five studies with available data, we found no difference in resting-state HF-HRV between individuals with and without BED. There was high heterogeneity in the sample, suggesting potential moderators. We discuss potential mechanisms, methodological and demographic confounds, and future directions for study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-63
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Psychophysiology
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2023

Keywords

  • binge-eating disorder
  • heart rate variability
  • meta-analysis
  • systematic review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology

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