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Purified starch: Cornstarch

Amylophagia is a condition involving the compulsive consumption of excessive amounts of purified starch. It is a form of pica and is often observed in pregnant women.[1][2]


  1. ^ Coleman AM (2015). A Dictionary of Psychology. Oxford University Press. p. 576.  See Google books link.
  2. ^ Sturmey P, Hersen M (2012). Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Disorders. John Wiley & Sons. p. 304.  See Google books link.

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