Pastries being weighed on a scale

Eating disturbance in FTD

Marked eating disturbances (e.g., overeating) are common in a subset of patients diagnosed with FTD. Such behaviours have a major impact on patient management and health but their biological causes are poorly understood. Whether the hypothalamus, a structure critical for the regulation of eating behaviours, is affected in FTD is unknown. This project will investigate biological markers of eating disturbance in FTD using blood tests and high resolution neuroimaging.