Taste Reward Processing in Pediatric Obesity

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT01908153


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.

Official Title

Taste Reward Processing in Pediatric Obesity

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - ages 4-8

   - parent available to complete surveys in English

Exclusion Criteria:

   - no presence of metal in body

   - no claustrophobia

   - no psychiatric or neurological condition that will affect brain function

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Talya Feldman