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Eating disorders – the carers’ perspective on their impact

Today’s blog features the final instalment of the five-part series offering us a front row seat to the studies being presented by the New Zealand...
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How long does it take to access ED treatment?

Welcome back for the third instalment of our five-part blog series providing you with insights into new research and data coming out of the University...
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Eating disorders – the carers’ perspective on treatment

During the second week of the International Conference on Eating Disorder (ICED) 2020, we are pleased to share the second instalment of our five-part blog...
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The New Zealand EDGI team take the stage at international conference

In line with what is rapidly becoming the "new normal”, this year’s International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) is running virtually from June 11 to...
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Your EDGI questions answered

The Australian arm of the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) – the world’s largest and most rigorous investigation into eating disorders ever performed – is...
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World Eating Disorders Action Day

The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) team is proud to support World Eating Disorders Action Day (WEDAD), a global movement designed to raise awareness of...
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EDGI AUS during the COVID-19 pandemic

With many people self-isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a great time to take part in the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI)...
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1 in 20 Australians are living with an eating disorder

Did you know around one-in-20 Australians, and an estimated four-to-eight per cent of our adult population, are living with an eating disorder? Or that the...
Extra support required by those living with eating disorders during COVID-19

Extra support required by those living with eating disorders during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, Australian eating disorders support services are seeing a significant increase in people reaching out to their helplines. Social...
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Researchers seeking more than 3,500 Australian volunteers for world’s largest eating disorders genetics investigation

Today we are delighted to announce the launch of the Australian arm of the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) – the world’s largest genetics investigation...
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Participant stories

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Emelia’s story

Emelia, 34, Dancer who has wrestled with anorexia nervosa for the past decade, SYDNEY Emelia, 34, Sydney, who loves to express herself through dance, began...
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Amy’s story

Amy, 33, Mum & early childhood teacher who waged a decade-long battle with anorexia nervosa, MELBOURNE Mum-of-one and early childhood teacher, Amy, 33, Melbourne was...
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Katie’s story

Katie, 27, Dietetics student & former model who was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at the age of 22, PERTH Dietetics student and former model, Katie,...
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Eloise’s story

Eloise, 24, Influencer, avid traveller and eating disorders coach who has waged an almost-life-long battle with binge eating disorder, PERTH Social media influencer, avid traveller...
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Georgia’s story

Georgia, 22, Community mental health worker who harnessed her personal experience of anorexia nervosa for good, ADELAIDE Community mental health worker, Georgia, 22, Adelaide has...
Lexi, 31, Brisbane

Lexi’s story

Lexi, 31, Clinical nutritionist who endured more than 25 hospitalisations with anorexia nervosa over 18 years, BRISBANE Clinical nutritionist, Lexi, 31, Brisbane, first began to...
Emily, 28, Sydney

Emily’s story

Emily, 28, HR lead & gym enthusiast in recovery from anorexia nervosa, SYDNEY HR lead and gym enthusiast, Emily, 28, Sydney was known for her...

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