Do eating disorders in parents predict eating disorders in children? Evidence from a Swedish cohort

  title={Do eating disorders in parents predict eating disorders in children? Evidence from a Swedish cohort},
  author={Helen Bould and Ulla Sovio and Ilona Koupil and Christina Dalman and Nadia Micali and Glyn Lewis and Cecelia Magnusson},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
We investigated whether parental eating disorders (ED) predict ED in children, using a large multigeneration register‐based sample. 

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