hrp0095fc4.3 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2022

Impaired Brain Satiety Responses by Functional Neuroimaging After Weight Loss Therapy in Children with Obesity

Roth Christian , Melhorn Susan , DeLeon Mary , Rowland Maya , Elfers Clinton , Huang Alyssa , Saelens Brian , Schur Ellen

Background: Obesity interventions often result in increased motivation to eat after weight loss.Objective: We investigated relationships between obesity outcomes and changes in brain activation by visual food cues and hormone levels in response to obesity intervention by family-based behavioral treatment (FBT).Design, Methods, and Participants: Functional neuroimaging and plasma ho...

hrp0094fc2.6 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2021

Association between MRI Evidence of Hypothalamic Gliosis and Pubertal Development in Girls with Obesity

Chandrasekaran Suchitra , Sewaybricker Leticia , Kee Sarah , Melhorn Susan , Olerich Kelsey , Huang Alyssa , Schur Ellen ,

Early puberty is associated with obesity in young girls and has physical, psychosocial, and reproductive implications. In adults and children, MRI evidence of cellular inflammation in the mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH gliosis) is seen in obesity, and its anatomic location overlaps with key neuronal populations controlling reproduction, fertility, and feeding. We sought to assess whether MRI evidence of MBH gliosis associates with pubertal development in girls and if that differ...