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Genetic Impact on Eating Disorders Kelly L. Klump, PHD.- found that genetic effects on disordered eating emerge during puberty and increase as the development continues. Heritability of disordered eating increased from 0% to 44% over the four stages of puberty. This finding shows that puberty controls genetic influences on disordered eating.
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Hormones Ovarian hormones are activated during puberty in girls. They are known to affect food intake and body weight which change in the development of girls. This extends to disordered eating patterns and might account for the moderation of genetic effects in the study . (Klump, 2007 )
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USA Today’s Findings Anorexia and Bulimia prove to be gene related because of six core traits found in these common eating disorders. U. Pittsburg School of Medicine study of 10 billion females and 1 billion males nationwide effected by anorexia or bulimia. Studies indicate that biological and genetic
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Unformatted text preview: traits add to the reasoning behind eating disorders- not just social pressures. USA Today’s Findings… Continued • Six Core Traits- that are linked to genes associated with eating disorders. ( related to anorexia; related to bulimia) 1. Obsessionality (form of perfectionism) 2. Anxiety 3. Age of development 4. Lifetime minimum body mass index (BMI). 5. Concern over mistakes 6. Food-related Obsessions “ In the past, anorexia and bulimia have been known to be closely related disorders but recently, research has lead us to believe that there are biological and genetic factors.” (University of Pittsburg School of Medicine, 2006) Sources • Klump, Kelly PHD (2007). Puberty & the Rise in Disordered Eating: Tracing the Genetic Impact. Eating Disorders Review: Volume 18, Issue 3. 6-7 • University of Pittsburg School of Medicine (2006). Anorexia, Bulimia Prove Gene Related. USA Today Magazine: Volume 135, Issue 2737. 11...
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