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Train Your Brain to Eat Less Sugar

A recent study led by Evan Forman, PhD, a psychology professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences, shows that a computer game can be used to train its players to eat less sugar, as way of reducing their weight and improving their health.
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Parents Learn Skills to Encourage Healthier Diet in Children, Without Leaving the Dinner Table

A new project from Drexel University's Center for Weight, Eating, and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) called "Project PICNIC" aims to help parents guide their children toward healthier choices, without it turning into a battle of wills.
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Can a 6-hour Program Prevent Obesity? Drexel Psychologist Wants to Find Out

What if an hour a week for six weeks could prevent young adults from becoming obese? Meghan Butryn, PhD, a Drexel University psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is trying to find out.
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A PhD Student’s Quest to Better Treat Food-Related Disorders

Helen Murray, a third-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, is determined to improve the detection and treatment of eating, feeding and gastrointestinal disorders, and she’s using her research at Drexel to make it happen.
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Drexel’s WELL Center Seeks to Improve Eating Behaviors

A new research center opening in July at Drexel University is seeking to untangle Americans’ complicated, and often problematic, relationship with food.
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Training the Brain to Resist Temptation 

Psychologists have designed a computer game aimed at improving users’ inhibitory control and a mobile app that combats unhealthy urges before they strike.
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The Science of Eating Disorders

For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, professors Adrienne Juarascio and Jessica Barson separate fact from fiction and weigh in on the psychological and physiological causes of eating disorders.