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Erase all stereotypes: eating disorders at any age

From ABC Radio National’s Life Matters

Listen to the interview here:

Often when we think of an eating disorder, we picture it happening to adolescent girls and boys. But the thing is, eating disorders can hold adults captive too – some for the first time in their lives.

Cynthia Bulik has written a new book about the unique triggers and challenges of developing an eating disorder mid-life, and why many of us – including GPs and other medical practitioners – often overlook and even demean those who develop these disorders as adults.

QIMR Berghofer is conducting a study called Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) to identify genes that contribute to eating disorders.


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