October 04, 2012
For some women, genes may influence pressure to be thin
LPC Continuing Education "This study reveals the need to take a similar approach to the ways in which women buy in to pressure to be thin, by considering how both genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of thin-ideal internalization," Klump said. ### The study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, appears in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Co-authors include Shannon O'Connor, Alexandra Burt and Cheryl Sisk from MSU; Steffanie Sperry and Kevin Thompson from the University of South Florida; Pamela Keel from Florida State University; Michael Neale from Virginia Commonwealth University; and Steven Boker from the University of Virginia.