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Arfid: genetics a major factor in this little-known eating disorder – new research

By Lisa Dinkler, Postdoctoral Researcher in Psychiatric Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet
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An estimated 1-5% of the world’s population suffer from an eating disorder that few people are even aware exists. Known as avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, or Arfid for short, the condition is an extreme form of restrictive eating – which, if left unchecked, can have a severe impact on a person’s life and health.

Despite how serious Arfid is, we still know very…The Conversation

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