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Energy Balance Journal Club - Obesity and the Brain & Food Addictions - “Can you be Addicted to food?”

Energy Balance Journal Club - Obesity and the Brain & Food Addictions - “Can you be Addicted to food?”

 

Obesity and the Brain & Food Addictions
“Can you be Addicted to food?”
Friday, July 12, 2013
12:00 – 1:00pm
Pickens Floor 3 FCT3.4143 Room 3 & FCT3.4144 Room 6
Lunch provided to the first 20 attendees
 
Articles include:
  • Volkow ND et al. (2013). Obesity and addiction - neurobiological overlaps.
  • Ziaddeen H. and Fletcher P.C. (2013). Is food addiction a valid and useful concept?
The Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship’s monthly trans-disciplinary journal club aims to bring researchers from multiple disciplines together to examine different energy balance-related topics.
Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship is directed by Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH.

Date: 7/12/13, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 7/12/13, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Pickens Academic Tower, Floor 3, Room 3 (FCT3.4143)
Format: All Employee Meeting
Speaker: Susan Schembre, Ph.D
Speaker Bio: Dr. Schembre is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science. She is trained as a registered dietitian with a particular interest in the cognitive and psychological aspects of eating behavior as it relates to obesity. Her current research involves (1) exploring the neurobehavioral predictors of weight control using an addiction framework, (2) using real-time assessment of mood and appetitive states as they relate to maladaptive eating behaviors, and (3) developing strategies to increase self-control around food without “dieting”.
Sponsor: Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship
Contact: Nazim Ali - (713) 792-2431 - nnali@mdanderson.org