The two peak Australian bodies, The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in partnership with the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) are this week, Monday Sept 7, calling for increased awareness of the prevalence of eating disorders in high-performance sport. They issued a joint position statement and supporting resources comprising a toolkit for sporting organisations to…

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Originally published here EDGI Lead Investigator, founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) and Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders at UNC School of Medicine, Cynthia Bulik, PhD, U.S. is collaborating with UNC researchers on a study examining the impact of COVID-19 on people with eating disorders. Publication of their preliminary…

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Today’s blog is part four of a five-part series featuring new research and data presented by team EDGI NZ and our collaborators at this year’s International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED). The research presented in parts one, two and three of the blog series thus far, have shed light on the need for: Increased participation…

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Welcome back for the third instalment of our five-part blog series providing you with insights into new research and data coming out of the University of Otago and presented by a member of our very own EDGI NZ team at this year’s International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED). Time Taken to Reach Treatment in New…

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During the second week of the International Conference on Eating Disorder (ICED) 2020, EDGI NZ is pleased to share the second instalment of our five-part blog series, giving you a sneak peek at some of our team’s research being presented. Swinging Around to the Carer Perspective: Accessing Treatment for Eating Disorders in New Zealand A…

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In line with what is rapidly becoming the “new normal”, this year’s International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) is running virtually from June 11 to 30. Participants joining the 2020 conference or accessing content afterwards, will hear about the latest eating disorder research, treatment and best practices. Over the next few weeks, members of our…

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This week (Monday, June 8), New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden, announced the easing of social distancing restrictions. This comes as welcome news to the EDGI NZ team who, like all our fellow New Zealanders, have been under nation-wide restrictions to curb the COVID-19 pandemic since March 23. The announcement follows New Zealand health authorities…

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The New Zealand arm of the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) – the world’s largest and most rigorous investigation into eating disorders ever performed – is now well and truly underway. Given the many and varied questions we’ve recently received from you – our most valued volunteers, parents, carers and friends – we’ve chosen to…

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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 eating disorders, change the way they are perceived, and emphasise the seriousness of these life-threatening illnesses. This grassroots movement, designed for and by those affected by eating disorders, seeks to…

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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 relaxation of the Alert Levels, and a gradual return to a less restrictive life. Since we moved to Alert Level 3, we have begun to access our laboratory and one…

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