The New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center


Brain activation to food stimuli

Study Type

Stress and Neuroimaging in Binge Eating Disorder (IRB#: 06-163)

Study Purpose

The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of biological basis of binge eating disorder, a common disorder among overweight individuals.

Study Design

5 visits - Day 1 for consultation and height, weight and waist measurements; Day 2 for physical exam; Day 3 for liquid meal pickup; Day 4 and 5 for test days including cold and warm water tasks, fMRI scans, liquid and buffet meals.

Study Qualification

  • Age: 18 – 65 years old
  • Healthy, medication free

Study Duration

First visit for initial consultation lasts 1.5 hours, second visit for physical exam lasts 1 hour, third visit lasts 10 minutes and each test day lasts 3 hours each.

Study Benefits

Compensation of $350 plus public transportation costs.

Study Contact

If interested, email or call 646-543-3674 to arrange telephone screening.

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