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Study to pinpoint genes influencing risk of developing eating disorders

Study to pinpoint genes influencing risk of developing eating disorders   University of North Carolina (UNC) researchers are seeking more than 6,000 participants aged 18...

US researchers seeking 6,000+ participants for world’s largest eating disorders genetics study

Study to pinpoint genes influencing risk of developing eating disorders   Tomorrow (Tuesday, October 13), our University of North Carolina (UNC) researchers will call for...
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UNC Researchers Collaborate on Project to Study Pandemic’s Impact on People with Eating Disorders

Originally published here EDGI Lead Investigator, founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) and Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders at...
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Participant stories


Jacob’s story

Student, avid hiker & writer who battled anorexia nervosa for nine years, NEBRASKA   Jacob, 25, Nebraska, was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at 15 years...
Maris Degener, CALIFORNIA

Maris Degener’s story

Yoga teacher, writer & mental health advocate who battled an eating disorder as a teenager, CALIFORNIA   Maris Degener, 22, is a California-based yoga teacher,...
Amy Safko

Amy’s story

Mom who has waged a more than 30-year-long battle with  anorexia nervosa, NEW JERSEY   Mom-to-3, Amy, 50, New Jersey, has been living with anorexia...

Latest Research

gut brain

Evaluating disorders of gut-brain interaction in eating disorders

Authors: Camilla A Wiklund, Marianna Rania, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Laura M Thornton, Cynthia M Bulik Journal: International Journal of Eating Disorders Main research question addressed: To document the frequency of...

Anorexia nervosa and inflammatory bowel diseases – diagnostic and genetic associations

Authors: Janne Tidselbak Larsen, Zeynep Yilmaz, Bjarni Jóhann Vilhjálmsson, Laura M. Thornton, Michael Eriksen Benros, Katherine L. Musliner, Eating Disorders Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics...

Reframing anorexia nervosa as a metabo-psychiatric disorder

Authors: Cynthia M. Bulik, Ian M. Carroll, Phil Mehler Journal: Cell Press. 2021 Oct;32(10):752-761. doi: 10.1016 Main research question addressed: What is the role of...

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