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WHY PARTICIPANT DIVERSITY IS ESSENTIAL FOR GENETIC STUDIES OF EATING DISORDERS

Originally published here by Cynthia Bulik, Casey MacDermod, Susana Cruz García, and Christina Sanzari Truth #5. Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, body shapes and weights, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses. This is number five in the Academy for Eating Disorder’s “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders.” In short, it means that …

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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 years and over, with first-hand experience of eating disorders to enroll in the world’s largest ever genetic research study into three complex, devastating mental illnesses.    The ground-breaking Eating Disorders …

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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 more than 6,000 participants aged 18 years and over, with first-hand experience of an eating disorder to enroll in the world’s largest ever genetic research study into three complex and …

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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 UNC School of Medicine, Cynthia Bulik, PhD, U.S. is collaborating with UNC researchers on a study examining the impact of COVID-19 on people with eating disorders. Publication of their preliminary …

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