The heritability of eating disorders: methods and current findings.

@article{Thornton2010TheHO,
  title={The heritability of eating disorders: methods and current findings.},
  author={Laura M Thornton and Suzanne E. Mazzeo and Cynthia M Bulik},
  journal={Current topics in behavioral neurosciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={
          141-56
        }
}
Family, twin, and adoption studies of anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge-eating disorder (BED), and the proposed purging disorder presentation (PD) have consistently demonstrated that genetic factors contribute to the variance in liability to eating disorders. In addition, endophenotypes and component phenotypes of eating disorders have been evaluated and provide further insight regarding genetic factors influencing eating disorders and eating disorder diagnostic criteria. Many… CONTINUE READING

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