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Your EDGI questions answered

The New Zealand arm of the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) – the world’s largest and most rigorous investigation into eating disorders ever performed –...
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World Eating Disorders Action Day

The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) team is proud to support World Eating Disorders Action Day (WEDAD), a global movement designed to raise awareness of...
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Update from EDGI-NZ Study

To our many study participants: we hope you have kept safe and well during the COVID-19 lock-down, and like us, are looking forward to increasing...
Extra support needed for those living with eating disorders during COVID-19

Extra support needed for those living with eating disorders during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation causing New Zealand to enter a period of lockdown, an international expert on the topic is urging those...
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EDGI NZ during New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown

EDGI-NZ during New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown To our many study participants: thank you so much for your enthusiasm, commitment and generosity. We have had an...
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Staying on the eating disorders recovery path during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cynthia Bulik, PhD, Founding Director, UNC CEED, Jean Doak, PhD, CEED Clinical Director, Tonya Foreman, MD, CEED Medical Director –> Original blog post found here. This...
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“You have anorexia nervosa.”

By Megan, 23, ‘Health navigator’ who spent eight years grappling with anorexia nervosa, CHRISTCHURCH Four simple words. Words I never thought would ever be uttered...

Real facts about eating disorders & co-occurring conditions

By Professor Cynthia Bulik, PhD, EDGI Lead Principal Investigator When I started in this field several decades ago, it was commonplace to encounter someone who...

Eating disorders come in all shapes & sizes

The EDGI NZ Team learns heaps from the emails and comments that our participants send us about the experience of being in the EDGI study....
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Behind the scenes with EDGI NZ

Ever wonder what is happening behind the scenes with a massive study like EDGI? Well the EDGI NZ team is busy making sure that everything...
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Participant stories

Dave

Dave’s story

Dave, 51, Music lover & keen hiker who has waged an ongoing battle with eating disorders since his mid-teens, CHRISTCHURCH  Animal and music lover who...
Amy

Amy’s story

Amy, 22, English Literature & Psychology student & avid writer, diagnosed with anorexia nervosa in her early teens, WELLINGTON The artificial control of anorexia was,...
Jess

Jess’ story

Jess, 27, Eating disorders recovery coach whose love of dance fuelled her recovery from anorexia nervosa, AUCKLAND Eating disorders recovery coach Jess, 27, Auckland has...
Clairebelle

Claireabelle’s story

Claireabelle, 27, Bride to be, nanny & social influencer who has experienced a trifecta of eating disorders, TIMARU Nanny and social influencer, Claireabelle, 27, Timaru,...
Claudia

Claudia’s story

University student & yoga teacher who lost her teenage years to anorexia, AUCKLAND Event management and marketing student and yoga teacher Claudia, 21, Auckland loves...
Angela

Angela’s story

Mother-to-two & writing enthusiast who lived with bulimia nervosa for more than a decade, AUCKLAND When mother-to-two and writing enthusiast, Angela, 49, Auckland was only...
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Caitlin’s story

Operations & sales manager who was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa in her late twenties, AUCKLAND Operations and sales manager for a fashion designer Caitlin, 30,...
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Fin’s story

Fin, 21, Business diploma recipient with a passion for fashion design who lived with anorexia nervosa throughout his teens, DUNEDIN   Business diploma recipient, Fin,...
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Megan’s story

‘Health navigator’ who spent eight years grappling with anorexia nervosa, CHRISTCHURCH Megan, 23, Christchurch, is a dedicated ‘health navigator’, who works with individuals to overcome...
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Samantha’s story

Café assistant & keen horse rider who spent her teens battling anorexia nervosa, CHRISTCHURCH Café assistant Samantha, 22, Christchurch has a passion for the arts,...

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