US researchers seeking 6,000+ volunteers for world’s largest study of genes and environment in eating disorders.
The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) is the largest-ever research study of genetic and environmental causes of eating disorders. If you have had anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge-eating disorder at any time in your life, we invite you to take our survey. If you are outside of the US or Puerto Rico, click here to see if there is an EDGI site in your country.
News, Blogs, & Latest Research
Evaluating disorders of gut-brain interaction in eating disorders
Authors: Camilla A Wiklund, Marianna Rania, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Laura M Thornton, Cynthia M Bulik...
Anorexia nervosa and inflammatory bowel diseases – diagnostic and genetic associations
Authors: Janne Tidselbak Larsen, Zeynep Yilmaz, Bjarni Jóhann Vilhjálmsson, Laura M....
Reframing anorexia nervosa as a metabo-psychiatric disorder
Authors: Cynthia M. Bulik, Ian M. Carroll, Phil Mehler Journal:...
Eating disorder behaviors and treatment seeking in self-identified military personnel and veterans: Results of the National Eating Disorders Association online screening
Authors: Rachael E. Flatt, Elliott Norman, Laura M. Thornton, Ellen E....
Association between food addiction and body dissatisfaction among college students: The mediating role of eating expectancies
Summary: Eating expectancies are a self reported measure that assesses...
Prenatal and perinatal factors and risk of eating disorders
Summary: This study examines whether there is an association between complications...
Polygenic score for body mass index is associated with disordered eating in a general population cohort
Summary: This study examines the association between genetic variants of BMI...
Associations between eating expectancies and Eating disorder symptoms in men and women
Authors: Leigh C.Brosof, Melissa A. Munn-Chernoff, Cynthia M. Bulik, Jessica...
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