CRC/Transregio TRR 134, Project C03: Metabolic-cognitive control of food choices and long-term dietary success in ageing

  • Brassen, Stefanie (Principal Investigator (PI))
  • Büchel, Christian (Principal Investigator (PI))
  • Klement, Johanna (Principal Investigator (PI))

Project: DFG ProjectsDFG Joint Research: Collaborative Research Center/ Transregios

Project Details


Long-term weight loss maintenance is the main challenge of obesity treatment. The sustained regulation of hedonic food intake is thought to critically rely on metabolic and cognitive control. To disentangle the impact of both mechanisms on dietary choices in young and older dieters we plan to combine our established intranasal insulin protocols with an fMRI food choice task in which self-control is manipulated by focusing participants’ attention on short- (i.e. taste) and long- (i.e. healthiness) term stimuli features. The re-investigation of a large sample of older dieters and controls thereby allows for the identification of metabolic-cognitive profiles predictive for successful weight management after 3.5 years.
Effective start/end date01.01.1431.12.18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 206-08 Cognitive and Systemic Human Neuroscience


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