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Stress-induced Eating in Obesity

08 January 2020

One response to stress is eating food. However, this can result in people becoming obese.

At present, relative little is known about the circumstances under which people who are obese engage in stress eating.

Hence, we are interested in obese people’s experiences of stress-induced eating.

We to hope identify which stressors make people overeat and the factors that promote and protect against this effect.


  • UK resident
  • Aged 18 or over
  • Obese (body mass index equal to or more than 30)
  • Stress eater (you eat food when you are stressed)
  • Not have been diagnosed as having an eating disorder
  • Not pregnant.

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Ethical approval

This project has been reviewed and approved by the Robert Gordon University’s School of Applied Social Studies Ethics Review Panel.

About the researcher

The project’s primary researcher is Anand P Swayamprakasam. He is a first-year Psychology PhD student at the Robert Gordon University with substantial research experience. He has published 5 papers and secured two academic prizes.

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