The Contribution of Genetics to Alcohol Use and Eating-Disorder Symptoms in Girls

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:40 in Psychology & Sociology

Prior research has shown that alcohol use disorders and eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa - binge eating often followed by self-induced vomiting - may have a shared genetic risk. It is unclear, however, whether this risk extends to eating-disorder symptoms other than those associated with bulimia nervosa. This study examined several measures of alcohol use and drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction, which are core eating-disorder symptoms, in adolescent female and male twins.

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