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Taste Reward Processing in Pediatric Obesity
The study aims to provide a better understanding of the neural influence of eating behavior in the development of childhood obesity. Children ages 4-8 will be recruited to examine fMRI brain response to pictures that signal delivery of a chocolate milkshake and to the taste itself. The brain response will be compared to body mass index percentile scores for each child to help us determine whether brain differences present in adolescents and adults with obesity are present in young children.
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
- ages 4-8
- parent available to complete surveys in English
- no presence of metal in body
- no claustrophobia
- no psychiatric or neurological condition that will affect brain function
Ages Eligible for Study
4 Years - 8 Years
Genders Eligible for Study