The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative - Prof. Gerome Breen

Published on: 11th August, 2021

Please remember that no episode of the MyoMinds podcast can be used as a replacement for medical advice and/or care.

Today on the MyoMinds Podcast, I speak with Professor Gerome Breen who is the Principal Investigator for EDGI (Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative).

In this episode Gerome and I discuss topics such as:

  • How genetics can influence the likelihood of developing an ED
  • How EDGI's genetic research hopes to progress
  • Prof. Breen' aspirations for the implementation of this research
  • How YOU can be involved in EDGI's research
  • Prof. Breen's opinion on the recent UK government scheme hoping to track the diet and exercise behaviours of the UK population

Todays' Devils Advocate question: "Isn't it more important we focus on research about care? Who cares about genes?"

To sign up to EDGI's research you can click the link here: https://edgiuk.org/

You can also take a look at some of the papers we mentioned during the podcast below:

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MyoMinds Podcast
Demystifying mental health in the exercising community
The MyoMinds podcast is here to start the discussions around disordered eating, exercise addiction, muscle dysmorphia, and everything in-between within exercisers.

Our guests include professional athletes, Experts, Doctors, coaches, experts by experience, and more.

The podcast is hosted by the CEO of MyoMinds, George Mycock. He has personal experience with eating disorders, muscle dysmorphia, depression, and anxiety.

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George Mycock

I am the CEO of MyoMinds and the host of the MyoMinds Podcast. I'm a fitness enthusiast who has lived experience with eating disorders, compulsive exercise, and body dysmorphia. I want to improve the understanding of mental health within the fitness and sport community.