The research of MQ/Rosetrees fellow, Dr Clare Llewellyn was recently featured in a Guardian newspaper article. Clare’s research focuses on identifying the role of genetics and early eating habits in conditions such as bulimia and anorexia. The study aims to build on research, some of it conducted by Clare, which examined the influence of genetics and childhood eating patterns on obesity. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and such conditions are estimated to cost the UK about £15bn a year. She will analyse data from twins whose mental health, genetic and parental factors have been tracked from birth through to their teenage years.
The full article can be found here.