Two Genes Linked to Increased Risk for Eating Disorders, University of Iowa and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Study

Published: Oct 09, 2013

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Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia often run in families, but identifying specific genes that increase a person's risk for these complex disorders has proved difficult. Now scientists from the University of Iowa and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered -- by studying the genetics of two families severely affected by eating disorders -- two gene mutations, one in each family, that are associated with increased risk of developing eating disorders.

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