The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Genetic link to anorexia


Genetic defects affecting metabolism appear to underpin the slimming disease anorexia nervosa, new research has shown.

Scientists who scoured the DNA of more than 14,000 individual­s homed in on a hotspot containing genetic variations associated with anorexia.

The discovery lends support to the theory that the eating disorder is not simply a psychologi­cal illness, and is at least partly driven by a person’s genes.

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