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Anorexia: Research

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 277123, tabled on 15 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for treating anorexia of the research published in July 2019 in the journal Nature Genetics entitled genome-wide association study identifies eight risk loci and implicates metabo-psychiatric origins for anorexia nervosa.

Answered on

18 July 2019

The Department has not made any assessment of this research. However, its findings are a useful addition to the evidence base and should be considered by clinicians and other researchers alongside the rest of the evidence on the management of anorexia nervosa.

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