Pathways to eating: Determining eating behaviour phenotypes in children with severe obesity
Project Lead: Jill Hamilton
Timeline: May 2015 – December 2019
Objectives: To determine overeating behaviour phenotypes in children with severe obesity, relate identified typologies of overeating to physical, psychological and behavioural characteristics of children with severe obesity, and investigate whether treatment outcomes vary according to overeating phenotypes and changes in overeating pathways.
Research Plan: Surveys will supplement existing demographic, anthropometric and lifestyle measures already being collected through CANPWR and provide detailed information on loss of control eating, emotional eating, hunger, impulsivity and eating in response to external cues.
Outcomes: This research will reveal the degree to which triggers of overeating are present in children with SO enrolled in CANPWR and offer insights into which specific triggers influence overeating, informing tailored interventions to improve eating behaviours.