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Emotional eating in eating disorders and obesity: Sensorial, hormonal and brain factors involved

F Fernandez-Aranda, T Steward, N Mallorqui-Bague, Z Aguera, S Jimenez-Murcia

EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER FRANCE-EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES MEDICALES ELSEVIER | Published : 2017

Abstract

Obesity (OB) and eating disorders (ED) are two complex weight/eating conditions that share phenotypic traits, including psychopathological variables, specific environmental risk factors and biological vulnerabilities. Both OB and ED are associated with maladaptive eating styles that may be relevant to their development and maintenance. In abnormal/excessive eating behavior, a complex interplay among physiological, sensorial, psychological, social and genetic factors influence appetite, meal timing, and the quantity of food intake and food preferences. Neurobiological functioning has also been found to be altered in extreme weight conditions, namely with regards to reward processing, emotion ..

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Researchers supported by FIS (PI14/290) and CIBEROBN from ISCIII. Spain.