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Category: Eating Disorders

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March 3, 2021

A Better Understanding of Eating Disorders and Genetics

Researchers hope study results can improve treatment options.

Eating Disorders

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Happy family in the kitchen having fun and cooking together. Healthy food at home.

January 15, 2021

Your Relationship with Food Begins with Your Family

The first lessons we learn about eating come from our caregivers and can shape how we view food as we get older.

Eating Disorders, Families

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December 4, 2019

Managing the Holidays When You Struggle with Food

Having an eating disorder can make family time a challenge. Try these tips to show kindness to yourself and others.

Eating Disorders

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January 16, 2019

How to Love Yourself in a World That Says You Aren’t Good Enough

Social media is rife with unrealistic images and diet fads, but some people are working to add positive messages.

Eating Disorders, Wellness

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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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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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Illustration of an open fridge.

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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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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