Kelly's Latest Research Projects

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Season's eatings

‘Tis the season of plenty of food and drink.  While celebrating should be joyful, for some women, it’s not. All the holiday temptations can add another layer to an already complicated biological process.

Finding a treatment for binge eating with rats and frosting

Two strains of rats, cans of vanilla frosting and a theory have helped MSU professor of psychology Kelly Klump take one step closer to finding the genetic causes, and eventually a treatment, for binge eating


For Some Women, Genes May Influence Pressure To Be Thin

Genetics may make some women more vulnerable to the pressure of being thin, a study led by Michigan State University researchers has found.