Eating disorders in a Mexican population and 5‐HTR2A gene variants

Takeaway

  • rs6311 polymorphism of the 5‐HTR2A gene is associated with eating disorders and could increase the risk of psychiatric comorbidities in a Mexican population.

Why this matters

  • Historical family studies suggest a genetic risk in eating disorders; larger studies may elucidate the association of 5‐HTR2A polymorphisms with eating disorders and comorbidities.