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Cynthia Bulik and her colleagues are trying to find which genes affect one’s likelihood of developing anorexia. According to their research, both genes and environmental factors can lead people to develop anorexia.
Many people with eating disorders are exhausting their savings for treatment and some are dying from a lack of insurance coverage. Insurers often do not cover treatment for eating disorders. Area resident Amy Lambert details her struggle with the disorder and its financial burden. Chase Bannister who directs the Carolina House in Durham explains what his treatment facility does to help and Tori Toles of UNC’s Eating Disorder Program also discusses the problems for those wanting treatment.
Area residents held a protest outside of Urban Outfitters in Durham. The protest was held in response to the company’s marketing strategies and the demographic they sell to. Amy Lambert led the protest saying that the company encourages women to eat less to fit into their clothing. The image the company suggests women should fit encourages eating disorders and unhealthy living.