Article Abstract

Placental miR-340 expression: a key to gestational programming of activity-based anorexia?

Authors: Stephanie Gladys Kühne, Andreas Stengel

Abstract

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe eating disorder associated with the highest mortality rate among all mental disorders (1). However, despite its severity, the etiology of the disease is still to be better understood. Case-control studies indicate that women who experienced abuse in their childhood had a higher risk of developing an eating disorder later in life compared to controls without this life event (2).