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Posts Tagged ‘anorexia and genetics’

By On May 12th, 2017

International Study Finds Potential Genetic Root of Anorexia

Anorexia is often thought of as being like a contagious illness. The questions of whether social media or peer criticism can “cause” anorexia are constantly raised, but one thing is constantly forgotten. While external factors can contribute to the development of eating disorders, they are ultimately psychiatric disorders born out of genetics. Until now, the…

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By On June 13th, 2016

What Drives Anorexia?

The impulses and mechanisms behind anorexia have been a mystery for a long time. It is a highly complex disorder with many genetic and environmental factors that could potentially play a role in the development of the eating disorder. Many have suggested the disorder stems from a compulsive desire to avoid or fear of becoming…

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