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Stanford researchers looking for kids who like milkshakes

Thursday, August 14, 2014
What's better... a chocolate milkshake or the thought of it?

Stanford researchers want to find out. They're looking for healthy kids 4 to 8 years old to be test subjects in a study of how the brain responds to the anticipation versus the taste of chocolate shakes.

They say obese adults' brains react more to the thought of a shake than the taste and that can make it harder to lose weight.

Researchers want to see if it happens in kids too.

They hope to use the information to prevent childhood obesity.

Anyone wishing to participate can contact Talya Feldman at tfeldman@stanford.edu or (650) 723-7885.
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