Control group

We are also recruiting a control group for the study.

A control participant is someone who has never had an experience of an eating disorder or disordered eating.

The control group will allow us to compare the differences in the genetic codes of people with and without eating disorders and ensure that the results we find are valid.

We are seeking people who are:

  • Aged 18 years over
  • Have no blood relatives with experience of an eating disorder or disordered eating or excessive concerns about weight or body shape
  • Control participants complete the same procedure as those who have experienced eating disorders - consenting to the study, completing an online survey and donate a saliva sample.

    If you are 18 years or over and have never experienced disordered eating, you can help by participating as a control by clicking on the 'Click here to participate as a control' button below.