Australian researchers are recruiting thousands of anorexia nervosa sufferers to try to find the genes behind the disorder.

Anorexia is a clinical eating disorder that affects one in every 100 adolescent girls.

But it is also increasingly being diagnosed in middle-aged women and men.

The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) will work with scientists from the US and Scandinavia, on the world’s largest study of the genetics of anorexia. read more