Epigenetics and eating disorders

  title={Epigenetics and eating disorders},
  author={E. Pjetri and U. Schmidt and M. Kas and I. Campbell},
  journal={Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care},
  • E. Pjetri, U. Schmidt, +1 author I. Campbell
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
  • Purpose of reviewEating disorders are complex psychiatric disorders in which genes, environment, and gene–environment interactions (G×E) have a role. Such G×E may occur in adulthood or during development. They may also be modified by factors such as (mal)nutrition or stress and this may result in acute or long-term epigenetic modifications. This review discusses the potential for recent developments in epigenetics to address ongoing aetiological issues in eating disorders. Recent… CONTINUE READING
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