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Structural and Functional Neuroimaging in Obesity

  • Kelly Stanek
  • Joseph Smith
  • John Gunstad
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Abstract

An estimated one-third of American adults are obese 1, and the proportion of obese adults has been shown to increase with age through midlife 2. Obesity ­throughout the lifespan is associated with greater cardiovascular risk 2, 3 and increased mortality, 3, 4 as well as negative psychosocial sequelae 5 and psychiatric comorbidity 6, 7, including a variety of maladaptive eating/dieting ­patterns (e.g., binge eating, emotional eating, weight cycling). 8, 9

Keywords

Anorexia Nervosa Obese Individual Binge Eating Bulimia Nervosa White Matter Hyperintensities 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kent State UniversityKentUSA
  2. 2.Summa Health SystemKent State UniversityKentUSA

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