Research on Genes and Eating Disorders
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has been awarded a grant of 10 million dollars, the largest ever in the field of eating disorders, to investigate the genetics of anorexia nervosa. This study is bringing together 10 different sites worldwide, 7 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada, Germany and England. During the 5 year study researchers will try to discover the genes that make people susceptible to anorexia nervosa. Researchers are recruiting families with two or more members who have or have had anorexia nervosa.
The National Institute of Mental Health is sponsoring a multicenter, international study seeking to determine whether a gene or genes might predispose individuals to develop anorexia nervosa. They need families with at least two relatives (e.g., sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents) who have or had anorexia nervosa, and who would be willing to participate. The study involves the completion of interviews, questionnaires and a blood draw. Participants do not need to travel and will be paid for all out of pocket expenses. For more information call 416-340-5388, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at htp://www.angenetics.org.
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