The UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders has an active research program focusing on many topics related to eating disorders and body weight regulation. At UNC, all patients are given the opportunity to participate in research. Participation in any research project is completely voluntary. The choice to participate or not to participate is entirely yours and that decision in no way influences your clinical care. Your first priority is recovery from your eating disorder, whether you choose to participate in research during or after your recovery is a personal decision that we respect at all times.