New study on eating disorders uses genetics to help with diagnoses and treatments

By Ava Pukatch

The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative is working to recruit 100,000 people worldwide who have had eating disorders. Researchers are studying participants’ genetic information to learn who is predisposed to develop disorders. Dr. Cynthia Bulik is leading this study and is a pioneer in the field. She has been conducting research since 1982 and is the Founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

Carolina Connection’s Ava Pukatch spoke with Dr. Bulik to discuss her research and her study.

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