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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.