ARFID: Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

ARFID: Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

You may recall your early years as your taste palate was developing. Perhaps you subsisted on typical “kid-friendly foods” like pizza, mac and cheese, hot dogs. Or maybe you were even more selective than most – earning the description of “finicky” or “picky.”  ...
The Genetics of Eating Disorders

The Genetics of Eating Disorders

A recent study identified two different gene clusters believed to be responsible for the development of eating disorders. While previous studies have found that eating disorders are 50 to 80 percent genetic, the current study aimed to better understand which genes are...
Genetic Origins of Anorexia Nervosa

Genetic Origins of Anorexia Nervosa

For the first time, researchers have identified a location for anorexia nervosa within the genome. The ground-breaking study was carried out by the Psychiatric Genetics Consortium Eating Disorders Working Group at UNC Chapel Hill Medical School in an effort to...