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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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 isolation, coupled with food and supply shortages and disruption to daily routines, can significantly impact people living with eating disorders, and those most at risk. In an article just published…

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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 of eating disorders ever performed. Our ground-breaking research aims to identify the hundreds of genes that influence a person’s risk of developing an eating disorder, revolutionising future research into the…

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