Eating Disorder Genetic Initiative (EDGI)

The Full of Beans Podcast by Hannah Hickinbotham

Episode notes

In this weeks episode, Han is joined by Principle Investigator Gerome Breen. Gerome is the principle investigator for the EDGI study, the UK’s largest ever genetic research project into eating disorders.

The aim is to collect the psychological, medical, and genetic information of 10,000 people with experience of any eating disorder. This will help us to better understand the role our genes and environment play on the development and treatment of these illnesses. EDGI is part of an international collaboration, with many countries coming together as part of the same initiative.

With Gerome, we discuss the genetic, environmental, metabolic, hormonal, and other implications which may impact eating disorder predisposition.

For more information about EDGI, you can find them on twitter and instagram @egdi_uk or visit

 ...  Read more
eating disorderseating disorder recoverybulimia nervosa recovery