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Genetic factors involved in Anorexia Nervosa?

  March, 20 2002 2:30
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Researchers find evidence of genetic susceptibility fo AN

A team of researchers is the first to identify a region on chromosome 1 that may contain genes that make individuals vulnerable to developing anorexia nervosa (AN). The findings add to a growing body of research supporting the belief that genetic transmission – in addition to psychosocial factors – contributes to a person’s vulnerability to develop AN.

Craig Dunhoff
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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