Posts Tagged ‘eating disorders and genetics’

By On September 22nd, 2017

Rare genetic mutations make people susceptible to eating disorders

Researchers are reportedly one step closer to understanding the link between eating disorders and genetics, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS One. The findings indicate that specific clusters of gene mutations make a person significantly more susceptible to developing an eating disorder. The effect of these genetic mutations is so strong…


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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