Researchers Compile Scientific Evidence Behind ‘Nine Truths about Eating Disorders’ Ahead of National Eating Disorder Conference

November 3, 2017

Cynthia Bulik

You can assert something that’s true, but it doesn’t mean that you’re going to be believed – evidence helps. That’s the main reason why a group of prominent eating disorder researchers, including Cynthia Bulik from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, released a new document detailing the scientific evidence supporting the Academy for Eating Disorder’s “Nine Truths.”

“I think the term ‘truth’ has become a little bit unstable. A lot of things are being forwarded as truths that are not substantiable. And we really wanted to make sure that we really had a water-tight document,” said Bulik, director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders and the Center for Eating Disorders Innovation at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.

Bulik helped develop the “Nine Truths.” She said “The Science Behind the Academy for Eating Disorders’ Nine Truths About Eating Disorders,” is a collaborative effort by authors from five different countries and six different institutions. The systematic analysis was published online in the November issue of European Eating Disorders Review.

Read more on the School of Medicine website.