Genetics and eating disorders

While the doctors did not find one hundred percent working medications for people with eating disorder, many people suffering from anorexia are in danger of death from malnutrition. However, a new study by researchers from the University of California have identified genetic variations that may affect the recovery of a patient with bulimia or anorexia.

Researchers have discovered genetic variations of DNA that indicate the possible development of patient eating disorders. These genetic elements are associated with increased anxiety, concern, fear, misstep, typically all these signs will accompany the development of bulimia or anorexia.

Although previously it was thought that eating disorders have a psychological basis, but the new genetically very important from the point of view of the cause of the disease and their response to treatment.

Anorexia nervosa is characterized by man's inability to maintain normal body weight, his dogged determination to lose weight even at extremely low weight and bulimia on the contrary, is characterized by constant overeating.

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Was studied 1878 women with eating disorder and low body mass index. Have they identified the 25 most statistically significant odnonukleotidnyh polymorphisms. And 4 chromosome gene GABRGI showed a significant correlation with chronic symptoms. This study indicates that in our genes previously included predisposition to eating disorder.

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