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The Diet Obsession Gene: Are You At Risk for an Eating Disorder?

Any personality that deals with perfectionism is at greater risk for dieting obsession. In MBTI (the Myers Briggs system), experts often link the "judging" component with perfectionism but that doesn't always hold true.

What about genes?

If you have the SNP rs10096097 with double A; A alleles, you have a normal risk for anorexia. This SNP is located near the membrane bound O-acyltransferase domain that geneticists say contains the 4 MBAT4 gene. It's considered good repute to have the A alleles of that particular SNP.

However, if you have […]

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