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What did Holland find in 1988?

Using 34 twins pairs and a set of triplets, he found that MZ concordance for anorexia was 56% whereas for DZs it was 7%. It affects 1% of girls.

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What did Anand and Brobeck find in 1951?

Lesioning the lateral hypothalamus led to reductions in eating behaviour.

3

What can be said to undermine the lateral hypothalamus role in anorexia?

Anorectics feel hunger.

4

What did Bailer find in 2007?

Using a PET scan, he found higher levels of serotonin activity in those those showed most anxiety.

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What did Kaye find in 2003?

When tryptophan was reduced using a drug, anxiety levels fell.

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What did Kaye find in 2005?

Using a PET scan, he found activity of dopamine in the Basal Ganglia was much higher in recovering anorectics than healthy women.

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What did Wang find in 2001?

Dopamine levels in obese people are lower.

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Using 34 twins pairs and a set of triplets, he found that MZ concordance for anorexia was 56% whereas for DZs it was 7%. It affects 1% of girls.

Holland, 1988.

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Lesioning the lateral hypothalamus led to reductions in eating behaviour.

Anand and Brobeck, 1951.

10

Using a PET scan, he found higher levels of serotonin activity in those those showed most anxiety.

Bailer, 2007.

11

When tryptophan was reduced using a drug, anxiety levels fell.

Kaye, 2003.

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Using a PET scan, he found activity of dopamine in the Basal Ganglia was much higher in recovering anorectics than healthy women.

Kaye, 2005.

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Dopamine levels in obese people are lower.

Wang, 2001.