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Anorexia, Bulimia and Celiac. What’s the Link?

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You may have seen the recent headlines about a new study showing that women with celiac disease could be twice as likely as the general population to develop anorexia. For this particular study, researchers looked at more than 100,000 women and found that women over the age of 20 with celiac disease were doubly likely to develop anorexia later in life and women diagnosed before the age of 19 were nearly 5 times more likely to be diagnosed with anorexia than healthy women. 

To help us better understand these staggering rates of disordered eating in women living with celiac disease, we’ve got Dr. Rose-Marie Satherly from the Department of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College in the studio. Dr. Satherly’s research is focused on the link between celiac and disordered eating and we are truly excited to learn from her today! 

Thank you to the Walter and Jean Boek Global Autoimmune Institute for their ongoing support to make this podcast possible.