The company is focusing on researching the biology of taste receptors to develop new methods of treating eating disorders and obesity by focusing on ways to reduce binge, or hedonic, eating patterns. August Therapeutics wants to develop ways to change the way the body perceives food by creating a negative feedback loop that reduces hedonic eating through manipulating the perceived palatability of foods.
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- Eating disorderA specific developmental disorder that is characterized by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and emotional health.
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