Project leader Professor Tracy Burrows

HUNTER RESEARCH: Are you addicted to eating?

Are you addicted to eating? Well, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle want to hear from you.

The local institutions are setting out to investigate treatments to assist people with addictive eating behaviours. And they’re doing a trial that you can participate in.

Project leader Professor Tracy Burrows said the study was an exciting chance for those people wanting to improve their relationship with food to participate in research and potentially help improve their health and well-being.

“The area of food addiction is increasingly being understood and this study provides a new approach when compared to other more traditional approaches to behaviour change, ” Professor Burrows said.

Adults who exhibit symptoms of addictive eating behaviours, having strong cravings towards certain foods or repeated unsuccessful attempts to change behaviourare eligible for the trial.

A full list of eligibility criteria is available on the study website.

This study will look to trial two different interventions for people experiencing difficulties with what they eat. Participants in the trial will be split into three groups and receive different interventions over six months.

For more information on taking part in the trial contact visit