The New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center

 Study

Brain activation to food stimuli in adolescents

Study Type

Brain activation to food stimuli in adolescents (IRB#: 10-052)

Study Purpose

The purpose of this study is to assess brain activity, genes and hormones, in order to gain a better understanding of biological processes affecting appetite, eating and obesity.

Study Design

  • 2 visits - Day 1 for consultation and height, weight and waist measurements (adolescent plus biological mother); Day 2 for test day including 1 fMRI scan, blood draws for gene and hormone information, questionnaires, liquid and buffet meals (adolescents only).

Study Qualifications

  • Age: 14 – 18 years old
  • Healthy, medication free

Study Duration

First visit for initial consultation lasts 1.5 hours, 3 hours for test day.

Study Benefits

Up to $300 per family plus up $22.50 for public transportation costs.

Study Contact

If interested, mothers should email adolescent.brain@gmail.com or call 646-543-2365 to arrange telephone screening

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