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Comprehensive Risk Evaluation for Anorexia nervosa in Twins

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CREAT is a study of identical twins who are discordant for anorexia nervosa. This means that one twin has anorexia and the other does not. The beauty of this study is that identical twins share all of their genes, so discovering differences between them helps us focus on where to look for causes for this debilitating illness. The study is a collaboration with Karolinska Institutet, and initial diagnostic assessments are done in Denmark, for Danish twins, who thereafter will be invited twins to spend two days with us at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska universitetssjukhuset for a comprehensive evaluation including neuroimaging, genetics, psychology, and biomarkers. This unique study will help us understand both the biology and the psychology of anorexia nervosa.

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