Polygenic score for body mass index is associated with disordered eating in a general population cohort

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Summary: This study examines the association between genetic variants of BMI with aspects of disordered eating.  Disordered eating describes a range of irregular eating behaviors that may or may not warrant a diagnosis of a specific ED.  Examples of these behaviors include, but are not limited to: frequent dieting, chronic weight fluctuations, feelings of guilt and shame associated with eating, and rigid routines surrounding food and exercise.  The results from the study showed an association between genetic variants associated with BMI and disordered eating in teens aged 14-18.  This suggests that weight may fall on the pathway between genetic liability and DE.

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