Ties Between Immune Dysfunction, Eating Disorders ‘Increasingly Clear’

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A large Danish study of children and adolescents finds that autoimmune and autoinflammatory disorders raise the risk for development of an eating disorder, and having an eating disorder raises the risk of subsequent autoimmune disease.

“Understanding the role of immune system disturbance for the etiology and pathogenesis of eating disorders could point toward novel treatment targets,” write Dr. Cynthia Bulik from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues in a November 9 online article in Pediatrics.

Published on the Medscape website on 11.11.17
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Written by: Megan Brooks