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Articles by Maryam Esfandiari in JoVE
Control of Eating Behavior Using a Novel Feedback System Maryam Esfandiari*1, Vasileios Papapanagiotou*2, Christos Diou2, Modjtaba Zandian1, Jenny Nolstam1, Per Södersten1, Cecilia Bergh1 1Mandometer Clinic, Karolinska Institutet, 2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Subjects eat food from a plate placed on a scale connected to a computer that records the weight loss of the plate during the meal. Feedback on the computer screen allows the subject to adapt her/his eating behavior to reference curves thus normalizing body weight.
Other articles by Maryam Esfandiari on PubMed
Control of Body Weight by Eating Behavior in Children Frontiers in Pediatrics. | Pubmed ID: 26539422 Diet, exercise, and pharmacological interventions have limited effects in counteracting the worldwide increase in pediatric body weight. Moreover, the promise that individualized drug design will work to induce weight loss appears to be exaggerated. We suggest that the reason for this limited success is that the cause of obesity has been misunderstood. Body weight is mainly under external control; our brain permits us to eat under most circumstances, and unless the financial or physical cost of food is high, eating and body weight increase by default. When energy-rich, inexpensive foods are continually available, people need external support to maintain a healthy body weight. Weight loss can thereby be achieved by continuous feedback on how much and how fast to eat on a computer screen.