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Behavioral Neurobiology of Eating Disorders

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Attention for Chapter 91: The heritability of eating disorders: methods and current findings.
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Chapter title
The heritability of eating disorders: methods and current findings.
Chapter number 91
Book title
Behavioral Neurobiology of Eating Disorders
Published in
Current topics in behavioral neurosciences, January 2011
DOI 10.1007/7854_2010_91
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-64-215130-9, 978-3-64-215131-6
Authors

Thornton LM, Mazzeo SE, Bulik CM, Laura M. Thornton, Suzanne E. Mazzeo, Cynthia M. Bulik

Editors

Roger A.H. Adan, Walter H. Kaye

Abstract

Family, twin, and adoption studies of anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge-eating disorder (BED), and the proposed purging disorder presentation (PD) have consistently demonstrated that genetic factors contribute to the variance in liability to eating disorders. In addition, endophenotypes and component phenotypes of eating disorders have been evaluated and provide further insight regarding genetic factors influencing eating disorders and eating disorder diagnostic criteria. Many of these phenotypes have demonstrated substantial heritability. This chapter reviews biometrical genetic methods and current findings from family and twin studies that investigate the role of genes and environment in the etiology of eating disorders. We review the methodology used to estimate heritability, the results of these studies, and discuss the implications of this research for the basic conceptualization of eating disorders and the future value of twin modeling in the molecular genetic era.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 1%
Norway 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 146 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 25%
Student > Bachelor 31 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 13%
Researcher 13 9%
Other 11 7%
Other 26 17%
Unknown 13 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 51 34%
Medicine and Dentistry 31 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 6%
Other 18 12%
Unknown 23 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 50. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 November 2020.
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