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Are eating disorders genetic?

Mice lacking a gene implicated in human anorexia and bulimia weigh less than other mice. Such animals also display a variety of behavioral disorders. This points to a genetic basis for eating disorders.

Eating disorders do not have an easy fix Special

Toronto - In Canada one out of five women between the ages of 20 and 34 is underweight. Around 40 percent of nine-year-old girls have been on a diet. Four-fifths of 18-year-old women have dieted, a panel of experts told a Toronto audience.

Figure skating behaviours lean towards eating disorders

There's a dark side to aesthetic sports like figure skating- part of being perfect on the ice can lead to an eating disorder.

Medical Tourist Destinations May Not Be What They Promise

New Zealand touts itself as a medical destination for those wanting to save money. But folks from the United States might wonder about that when they learn that New Zealand sends those with anorexia nervosa and cancer to Australia.

Bad Economy May Lead to Bad Eating Disorders, Experts Say

Two eating disorder treatment clinics in Minnesota are reporting an apparent link between the economic downturn and the rise in eating disorders.

Gay men at higher risk for eating disorders

Many may feel same pressure to stay thin as women do, studies say
 

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