Principal Investigator: Professor Philipp Koellinger
Department: VU University Amsterdam
Professor Gideon Nave, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
Professor Todd Hare, University of Zurich, Zurich, SwitzerlandTags: 41060, BMI, brain physiology, dietary intake, eating disorders, Genetic risk factors
We aim to break new grounds in the understanding of the relationship between eating behavior and brain physiology. Our study will combine the available brain images in the UKB with information about dietary intake, related health-outcomes, and genome-wide data.
The insights from our research will advance the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying dietary intake, and may identify targets of novel treatments and interventions for eating disorders and obesity. Importantly, our research design will combine neurophysiological measures with behavioral and genetic data that will allow addressing questions regarding the direction of causal relationships between brain physiology, eating behavior, and health.
Project extension – January 2020
(5) Using statistical learning techniques to investigate (a) the degree to which brain imaging and genomic data allow to predict phenotypes related to dietary intake and obesity (e.g., BMI, dietary habits, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer); (b) whether brain imaging and genomic data add predictive power above demographics and self-reported measures.
Last updated Jan 15, 2020