Medical News Today: Metabolic factors likely contribute to anorexia

Scientists have defined anorexia nervosa as a metabolic as well as a psychiatric illness. They suggest that treatments should address the hybrid nature of the potentially lethal eating disorder. A new study explores the genetic underpinnings of anorexia nervosa. The international team of more than 100 researchers studied the DNA of tens of thousands of people with and without anorexia nervosa. A Nature Genetics paper describes how they identified eight genes with a strong link to anorexia nervosa. Some of the genes have significant links with other psychiatric illnesses, such…

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