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Have you ever been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa or have had symptoms of an eating disorder?
Are you involved in a committed relationship for at least 6 months?

The UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders is on the leading edge of eating disorders research. Our work encompasses inquiries into genetic and environmental causes of eating disorders, prevention of eating disorders, and the development of effective treatments for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. With active collaborations in over 21 countries around the world, our work is truly global.

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1.9 million U.S. women & men struggle with anorexia nervosa at some point in their life.

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Currently, we are recruiting participants for 2 studies:

The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative

The largest and most rigorous genetic investigation of those with and without eating disorders ever conducted. Your contribution would include a brief 30-minute questionnaire and a blood sample.

Read more about ANGI here.

Relatives of those with anorexia nervosa are 11 times more likely to have an eating disorder.

Uniting Couples in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa

This study examines two comprehensive treatments as couples face the challenges of anorexia nervosa. Because this is a therapy research study, we are able to offer this leading edge treatment at no cost. Active treatment will last for about six months, and your progress will continue to be monitored for up to one year after treatment is completed.

Read more about UCAN here.