Advanced neuroimaging in obesity

Julia P. Dunn, Naji N. Abumrad

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Abstract

The Obesity Society, founded in 1982, conducts the most comprehensive annual scientific meeting on obesity in North America. Annually, the meeting brings together over 2000 scientists and healthcare professionals of various specialties to allow a multidisciplinary forum on this burdensome disease. Numerous basic science presentations addressed the importance of the brains role in obesity. Investigating the role of the human brain in obesity has been limited until more recent advances in biomedical imaging. This review details the symposium that was held at this years annual meeting of The Obesity Society on 'Neuroimaging in obesity, bringing together current leaders in this emerging field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalExpert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dopamine
  • Functional MRI
  • Neuroimaging
  • Obesity
  • PET
  • Receptor

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