Obesity develops when we eat more calories than we expend in physical activity. Although we have inherent physiological mechanisms that can control our energy balance, it is apparent that we often over-eat and consume more calories than we need.
Why do we do this? Does food has rewarding properties, and can stress make us eat more?
With both clinical and experimental expertise of thirteen partners across Europe this EU funded project NeuroFAST aims to investigate the common neurobiology involved in eating behavior, addiction and stress.
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NeuroFAST is funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 245009
Obesity is often explained as the result of excessive eating - Why do we over eat?
The concept of "Food addiction" - What is the biology behind it?
Stress and hunger - Are there common mechanisms in our brain?
NeuroFAST scientists engage the public in dialogue about food addiction.