16 Jul 2019

Research shows people are born with predisposition to anorexia

From Morning Report, 6:18 am on 16 July 2019

New research into anorexia nervosa has found people are born with a biological predisposition to developing the eating disorder.

Nicki Wilson is the chair of the Eating Disorders Association.

She told RNZ reporter Harry Lock that she quickly realised it was just as much a biological disease as a mental illness when her daughter was diagnosed with a disorder at 16.