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Eating disorders are just as likely to start in adulthood as childhood, report finds

Over half of the people with eating disorders experience their first symptoms of low weight or binge eating as adults, while 39 per cent first experience bulimia related symptoms when they are over 18, a report based on almost 9,000 UK participants has revealed. According to researchers, this highlights the need for a greater range of services, including those aimed at people who first experience eating disorders later in life.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Oct 2021

Deciphering the genetics behind eating disorders

By studying the genomes of more than 20,000 individuals, an international team is shedding light on the genetic links between eating disorders, mental illnesses and body weight regulation

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Mar 2021