Obesity or eating disorders

Obesity and eating disorders are part of a range of weight-related problems. These problems include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, anorexic and bulimic behaviors, unhealthy dieting practices, binge eating disorder, and obesity. Depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders are associated with both eating disorders and obesity.

News items related to the topic: Obesity or eating disorders

Brain Activation in Response to Visual Food Cues in Children

January 8, 2014
Developmental Disabilities Grand Rounds
Ronald Cowan, Ph.D., M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology & Radiological Sciences; Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program; Scientific Director, Vanderbilt Addiction Center

Study tracks brain’s trigger for overeating high-fat food
Disruptions in a specific signaling pathway in the brain can cause overeating of high-fat food, researchers at Vanderbilt University have found. Basic research on obesity is relevant to the VKC mission because children and adults with developmental disabilities have high rates of obesity.

Grants related to the topic: Obesity or eating disorders

  • A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Intranasal Carbetocin in Subjects with Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS)
    PI: Compas, Bruce
  • A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Intranasal Carbetocin in Subjects with Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS)
    PI: Couch, Steven
  • Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Phase 3 Trial of ZGN-440 (Subcutaneous Beloranib in Suspension) in Obese Subjects with Prader-Willi Syndrome to Evaluate Total Body Fat Mass, Food-related Behavior, and Safety Over 6 Months
    PI: Couch, Steven
  • A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Intranasal Carbetocin in Subjects with Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS)
    PI: Heflinger, Craig Anne

People related to the topic: Obesity or eating disorders

Shari L. Barkin, M.D., M.S.H.S.
William K. Warren Foundation Chair in Medicine; Marian Wright Edelman Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Division of General Pediatrics

Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics; Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Shelagh Mulvaney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Biomedical Informatics, and Pediatrics

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