Life is inherently stressful. It is no surprise that stress can contribute to binge eating, overconsumption, and obesity. The latest research efforts are trying to understand the physiological and behavioral mechanisms that link psychosocial stress to eating disorders. Speakers in this session will discuss how animal models and clinical/translational approaches in humans are being used to approach this issue.


8:00am Coupling and Uncoupling Stress With Obesity
Alessandro Bartolomucci, PhD
8:30am Loss of Control Eating and Stress: Targeting High-Risk and Underrepresented Adolescents
Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, PhD
9:00am Understanding Stress as a Novel Mechanism Underlying Food Insecurity and Obesity
Cindy W Leung, ScD MPH