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4:45 AM | February 18, 2013
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Puberty at an early age increases the risk for disordered eating behaviours such as bingeing and purging (Jacobi et al., 2004; Kaltiala-Heino et al., 2001). What’s more, the hormone estradiol moderates the risk of disordered eating behaviours. More precisely, in a group of twins with low estradiol levels, differences in disordered eating are likely due to environmental factors (such as family, school, friends), but in a group of twins with high estradiol levels, the differences in […]

Baker JH, Thornton LM, Bulik CM, Kendler KS & Lichtenstein P (2012). Shared genetic effects between age at menarche and disordered eating., The Journal of Adolescent Health, 51 (5) 491-6. PMID:

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