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The Mental Obstacles of Weight Loss

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It’s no secret that America has an unhealthy relationship with food. One third of United States children and two thirds of adults are overweight or obese; at the same time, the food industry expertly markets foods that are high in sugar, salt and fat.

On a recent segment of KCUR-FM’s Central Standard, researchers from the University of Missouri-Kansas City talked about why weight problems aren’t just physical.

Amanda Bruce, an assistant professor and childhood obesity specialist at UMKC; and Jennifer D. Lundgren, associate professor at UMKC; discussed the role that psychology plays in childhood and adult obesity.

KCUR is a service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


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