Ever experienced an eating disorder? Kua mate mai anō tētahi mate kai?
Please take our survey to help us understand more about these devastating illnesses & make a genuine contribution to the diagnosis, management & treatment of eating disorders.
Nau mai ki tā mātau paetukutuku EDGI
We welcome and accept inquiries, volunteers, and participation from anyone including those in the Rainbow Community, for more information see our FAQs
NZ researchers seeking 3,500+ volunteers for world’s largest eating disorders genetics investigation
The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) is the world's largest genetic investigation into eating disorders ever performed. The local arm of EDGI aims to identify hundreds of genes that influence a person’s risk of developing anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa & binge-eating disorder in order to improve treatments, &, ultimately save lives.
Have you, or has someone you care about ever experienced Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)?
We are currently inviting people to tell us which ARFID research topics are most important to them to help us guide future research that is meaningful to the ARFID community.
The study is open to anyone who has experienced ARFID personally, or their whānau and is at least 16 years of age. A clinical ARFID diagnosis is not required. You must also be currently residing in New Zealand.
To read more about the study, please click here for the participant information sheet.
Professor Cynthia Bulik
Professor Martin Kennedy
Associate Professor Jennifer Jordan
Megan’s mum, Trudi
Help us meet our target of more than 3,500 NZ participants by volunteering for our study today
out of 3,500 New Zealand Participants
To learn more about EDGI and the most frequently asked questions regarding the study, watch our video of EDGI’s Principal Investigator, Professor Cynthia Bulik
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