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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. You can help us and other researchers continue to learn more about these complex mental illnesses by taking part in research projects.

If you have personal experience of an eating disorder as a sufferer, carer, or professional, and you are interested in participating in research, please follow us on social media to receive a notification whenever a new research opportunity becomes available.

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.

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The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) 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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