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Take Part in Eating Disorder Research

Further research is essential to helping us end the pain and suffering of eating disorders. If you have experienced an eating disorder yourself, supported someone with an eating disorder, or worked in eating disorders professionally there will be opportunities for you to take part in research. By doing so you can help researchers continue to learn more about these complex mental illnesses. If you are interested in participating in research, you can check this page regularly or follow us on social media to find out when new studies are added.

Please note: These studies are led by external researchers and not by Beat. Some people can find participating in research to be a triggering experience. If you are at all concerned about this, please make sure to read each study's information sheet carefully and to get in contact with the researcher to ask them any questions you might have about participation. You might also like to to discuss any concerns with others close to you and/or a healthcare professional if you are currently receiving treatment, before deciding whether to take part. Your health and well being should be the top priority.

Research Studies

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The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) UK is the UK’s largest ever genetic research project into eating disorders. The aim is to collect the psychological, medical, and genetic information of 10,000 people with experience of any eating disorder. This will help us to better understand the role our genes and environment play on the development and treatment of these illnesses. EDGI is part of an international collaboration, with many countries coming together as part of the same initiative.

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Eating Disorder Statistics

We believe approximately 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder.

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