The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has this week (Monday, September 7) announced a partnership with the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) to call for increased awareness of the prevalence of eating disorders in high-performance sport. The two peak bodies have issued a joint position statement and supporting resources comprising a toolkit for sporting organisations…

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Originally published here EDGI Lead Investigator, founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) and Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders at UNC School of Medicine, Cynthia Bulik, PhD, U.S. is collaborating with UNC researchers on a study examining the impact of COVID-19 on people with eating disorders. Publication of their preliminary…

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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 EDGI team at this year’s International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED). If you haven’t already, be sure to visit our previous blogs to learn more about the latest eating disorder…

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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 of Otago from the EDGI NZ team at this year’s International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED). Time Taken to Reach Treatment in New Zealand: A National Study Rachel Lawson, Consultant…

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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 series, giving you a sneak peek at some of the research being presented by the New Zealand Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) team. EDGI is the world’s largest genetic investigation…

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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 30. Participants joining the 2020 conference or accessing content afterwards, will hear about the latest eating disorder research, treatment and best practices. Over the next few weeks, members of our…

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The Australian arm of the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) – the world’s largest and most rigorous investigation into eating disorders ever performed – is now well and truly underway. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, we’ve nonetheless, managed to distribute our saliva collection kits, allowing us to continue our vital research into the…

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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 eating disorders, change the way they are perceived, and emphasise the seriousness of these life-threatening illnesses. This grassroots movement, designed for and by those affected by eating disorders, seeks to…

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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) study, especially if you find yourself with extra time on your hands. Participating in this study could make a genuine contribution to the diagnosis, management and treatment of eating disorders.…

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Did you know around one-in-20 Australians, and an estimated four-to-seven per cent of our adult population, are living with an eating disorder? Or that the prevalence of eating disorders is on the rise, with a two-fold increase in disordered eating behaviours observed in Australian communities over the past decade? There are four main types of…

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