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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

New study highlights the urgent need to reduce inflammation in overweight people with depression

New research from King’s College London has shown for the first time that overweight people with depression are 2.4 times more likely to have clinically elevated levels of inflammation. Futhermore, overweight people with depression were estimated to have an extremely high clinical risk of developing other medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic disorders.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 Mar 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