Full4Health (Understanding food-gut-brain mechanisms across the lifespan in the regulation of hunger and satiety for health)


Full4Health brings together 19 multidisciplinary academic and industry collaborators from across Europe to investigate mechanisms of hunger, satiety and feeding behaviour, and how these change across the life course, effects of dietary components and food structure on these processes, and their possible exploitation in addressing obesity, chronic disease and under-nutrition.

Our research group (ACEB) is responsible for identifying the features of eating behaviour that generate resistance to weight loss in overweight and obese individuals at risk of gaining further weight. 

We are using our multi-level research platform to challenge the regulatory system under sedentary (inactive) and activated (exercising) states while monitoring changes in appetite and its relation to weight management. In the Full4Health project we aim to deliver improved understanding of the interaction between exercise, body composition, and energy compensation; the role of hunger and satiety, food hedonics and food choice in food intake; sex differences in appetite and weight management; the role of hormones in the control over food intake. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 266408.