neuroscience http://kcur.org en The Neuroscience of Obesity http://kcur.org/post/neuroscience-obesity <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s swimsuit season and many are looking to shed a few pounds gained over the winter. But losing weight is a challenge and current research shows the odds are stacked against us when it comes to overcoming the mental obstacles of weight loss. With one third of children in the United States and two thirds of adults who are obese or overweight, it seems there is a huge challenge when trying to stay healthy.&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Amanda Bruce, </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Childhood Obesity and imaging specialist at UMKC and&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Jennifer D. Lundgren,&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Clinical Ph.D. Associate Professor and at UMKC both work on the issue of how psychology plays into childhood and adult obesity.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 19:30:01 +0000 Susan B. Wilson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 37256 at http://kcur.org The Neuroscience of Obesity