Predictors of muscularity‐oriented disordered eating behaviors in U.S. young adults: A prospective cohort study

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About the Course:

This course examines the associations among genetic risk, body mass index, and weight control behaviors. The course will introduce you to the basics of genetics including the use genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and polygenic scores. You will apply your understanding of the polygenic score to the topics of body mass index, weight control behaviors, and eating disorders.

Publication Date:

June 20, 2019

Course Material Authors

Benjamin W Domingue, PhD
David Bruce Braudt, MS
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS
Scott Griffiths, PhD
Andrea Garber, PhD, RD
Jason Nagata, MD
Stuart Murray, DClinPsych, PhD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for mental health and eating disorder professionals who are interested in associations between weight control behaviors and genetic risk. This course is intended for an intermediate to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define genome-wide association studies and polygenic scores

  2. Explain the association between polygenic score for body mass index and weight loss behaviors

  3. Explain the association between polygenic score for body mass index and weight gain behaviors

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Course Number 102455
1 credit hour
Online Article
Exam Fee: $6.97
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