Clinical Trial

Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI)

Dimensions: NCT04378101




  1. (1) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, grid.10698.36



The overarching intention of the Eating Disorder Genetics Initiative (EDGI) is to lay the foundation for all future genomic discovery in eating disorders--anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge-eating disorder (BED)--by exploring both genetic and behavioral factors. To do this, information will be collected from 4000 people who have provided DNA samples for the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) and the same information and DNA will be collected from an additional 16,000 people. The goal is to better understand eating disorders and how they relate to each other so that better treatments can be developed.


Condition: Anorexia Nervosa

Intervention: This is an observational study, no active intervention is applied. Participants are assigned to an eating disorder diagnosis group based on their lifetime history of disordered eating behaviors and symptoms.

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Gender: All

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