Do you like food? Some people like it more than others. Some people like it so much that they view it as one of the rewarding aspects of life. In this symposium, we delve into the rewarding aspects of food from a physiological and psychological perspective, and seek common themes across disciplines to understand how we view food and how we can leverage the rewarding aspects of food to develop better treatments for obesity.


3:00pm Substance and Food Addiction: Overlap and Distinctions
Lorenzo Leggio, MD PhD MSc
3:30pm Evidence of Addictive-like Eating Behavior From Animal Models
Paul Kenny, PhD
4:00pm How Food Companies Have Designed Products for Our Hedonic Eating Habits
Michael Moss
4:30pm Research on the Power of Food Scale: What It Is Teaching Us About Eating Loss of Control
Michael R Lowe, PhD