ANGI is short for the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative and it is an international research project involving researchers from USA, Australia, New Zeeland, Denmark, and Sweden.
The ANGI-study aims to elucidate the biological and environmental mechanisms underlying anorexia nervosa. It is the largest and most rigorous investigation of eating disorders ever launched. We collect clinical information and blood samples from women, men, girls, and boys who have suffered anorexia nervosa at some period in their lives. We also collect information from healthy individuals (i.e. a control group). ANGI sample collection started in 2013 and will finish in 2017. The study has been approved by regional ethical committee in Stockholm (Dnr 2013/112-31/2) and is coordinated from the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet. The project is financed by the Klarman Family Foundation (USA).
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