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Posts Tagged ‘genetics and eating disorders’

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 March 24th, 2017

Anorexia Tied To Specific Gene In New Study

Eating disorders are often thought of as “an issue with weight” or as a behavioral reaction to body image problems. The truth is that eating disorders like anorexia are diseases that are deeply ingrained in the mind and body through a combination of genetics and environment. A recent study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry…

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