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Category: Eating Disorders

pattern of different types of foods- meat, eggs, etc

December 5, 2018

Understanding Binge-Eating Disorder

This condition doesn’t get as much attention as anorexia or bulimia, but it’s far more common.

Eating Disorders

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Researchers implicate genetic locus on chromosome 12

May 12, 2017

For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromo...

UNC researchers led the most powerful genomic study of anorexia nervosa conducted to date to identify the common roots anorexia shares with psychiatric and metabolic traits. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, was the study's lead investigator.

Eating Disorders, Genetics

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Kim Brownley

June 28, 2016

Binge-eating disorder patients respond well to major forms of treat...

Psychological and medication treatment options are available to help patients with binge-eating disorder (BED) to achieve abstinence and improve other symptoms.

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Treatment

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Cynthia Bulik

June 2, 2016

UNC Researchers Share ‘Nine Truths’ for World Eating Disorders Acti...

UNC eating disorder experts Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, and Stephanie Zerwas, PhD, bring awareness to conditions affecting more than 70 million people worldwide.

Eating Disorders, Research

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UNC Chapel

February 23, 2016

Anorexia is Not a Choice

Researchers at the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders and around the world continue to study the genetics of the disease while treating patients in desperate need of help.

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Neurology

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Illustration by Mark Dubowski for Duke Medicine

November 16, 2015

Study Finds Surprising Links Between Bullying and Eating Disorders

According to new research from Duke and UNC, both victims of bullying and the bullies themselves could be at risk psychologically for anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Nutrition

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Ian Carroll

October 5, 2015

Gut bacteria population, diversity linked to anorexia nervosa

Studying the ‘gut-brain axis,’ UNC researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder.

Eating Disorders, Gastroenterology, Studies

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Cynthia M. Bulik

August 19, 2015

New study to explore possible links between gut bacteria and eating...

UNC’s part in the study is led by Dr. Cynthia M. Bulik, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, a Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

Eating Disorders, Gastroenterology, Studies

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ANGI team (L-R)

March 27, 2014

Dr. Cynthia Bulik of UNC leads multinational anorexia genetics project

The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) will collect DNA samples from more than 8,000 people with anorexia nervosa (AN) and those without an eating disorder in an effort to detect genes that contribute to this potentially life-threatening illness.

Eating Disorders, Genetics

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UNC Chapel

October 29, 2010

Women with anorexia nervosa more likely to have unplanned pregnancies

These results may be driven by a mistaken belief among women with anorexia that they can’t get pregnant because they are not menstruating or are having irregular periods.

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Studies

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