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Eating Disorders Genetics

What Your Family Tree Can Tell You About Your Eating Disorder Risk

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 02.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

It's not uncommon for individuals to consult their family trees to evaluate their predisposition to various illnesses. But a disease that tends to be absent from the checklist of dangerous and highly-inheritable illnesses to look for in family medical histories is eating disorders.