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

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.

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.
Associate Professor of Nursing, Biomedical Informatics, and Pediatrics

Ashley Shoemaker, M.D.
Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes

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