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Genome-Wide Association Study Shows Metabolic Origins Of Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought, indicates a global study, led by researchers at King’s College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The large-scale genome-wide association study, undertaken by over 100 academics worldwide, identified eight genetic variants linked to anorexia nervosa. The […]

Perceived Impact Of Yoga On Body Image Is Positive

How yoga could help people see themselves in a better light is being investigated by researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. In their latest study, the researchers, led by professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, interviewed 46 young adults who practiced yoga at least 30 minutes a week, on average, over the past year. […]

Ultra-rare Gene Mutations May Contribute To Eating Disorders

Using whole exome sequencing, combined with machine learning and network analysis, researchers have found new, ultra-rare gene mutations within specific biological pathways that may contribute to eating disorders. Conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the Eating Recovery Center in Dallas, the study also demonstrates that targeting one of […]