Obesity - science, food and waistlines and Otto Wolff lecture
Tuesday 17 January 2017, Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
The meeting will take a comprehensive view of the problem of obesity in children and adults. Research has helped us to understand how we become hungry and why some people eat too much. The day will include talks on the psychology of eating, the hormones that control hunger and why we feel hungry. Worldwide obesity rates are increasing as we struggle to find strategies to manage obesity and the day will cover our options for obesity management, lifestyle modification, drug therapy and surgery.
Professor Russell Viner will speak about the recent government report on tackling childhood obesity and we will discuss whether this is really going to make an impact on the problem.
Our final speaker of the day is Professor Sadaf Farooqi, who will give the Otto Wolff lecture. Professor Farooqi has led a long running study into the genetics of severe obesity, identifying new syndromes of genetic obesity which have advanced our understanding of the control of appetite and the causes of obesity.
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Day | Registration: 09:00 | Organised by: Paediatrics & Child Health Section, Endocrinology & Diabetes Section |
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