Obesity – science, food and waistlines and Otto Wolff Lecture

In the UK, and globally, we face an epidemic of obesity with huge implications for society and our healthcare systems. Obesity is not just a health problem in adults, it impacts children as well. Furthermore, the origins of adult obesity begin in childhood and adolescence. Recent research has helped us to understand how we become hungry and why some people eat too much.

This resource page provides useful information on the endocrine, neural and psychological bases of obesity as well as the genetic factors that contribute to its development.  That knowledge now has relevance to the clinical management of obesity. 

Material on this resources page gives a sound background on:

  • The pathogenesis of obesity
  • Valuable insights into the behavioural aspect of the development of obesity in children
  • The impact of exercise and life style changes on modification of obesity
  • Drug therapy and surgery as important modalities of treatment
6 items

lectures

30:28

Professor Russell Viner, Professor in Adolescent Health, UCL Institute of Child Health.

Date: 17th January 2017
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31:56

Professor Gareth Leng, Professor of Experimental Physiology, University of Edinburgh.

Date: 17th January 2017
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33:40

Dr Tony Goldstone, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College London.

Date: 17th January 2017
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28:21

Professor Paul Gately, Professor of Exercise and Obesity, Leeds Beckett University.

Date: 17th January 2017
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37:07

Dr Clare Llewellyn, Lecturer in Behavioural Obesity Research, University College London.

 

Date: 17th January 2017
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29:21

Mr Sanjay Purkayastha, Consultant Surgeon, Imperial College London.

Date: 17th January 2017
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4 items

interviews and other videos

08:03

Mr Sanjay Purkayastha, Consultant Surgeon, Imperial College London.

Date: 20th February 2017
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02:42

Professor Paul Gately, Professor of Exercise and Obesity, Leeds Beckett University.

Date: 20th February 2017
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04:48

Professor John Wilding, Professor of Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician, Obesity and Endocrinology Research Theme Lead for Metabolism and Nutrition Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease Clinical Sciences Centre, Aintree University Hospital.

Date: 20th February 2017
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04:41

Professor Sadaf Farooqi, Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow and Professor of Metabolism and Medicine, University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Date: 20th February 2017
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key references

All the references listed below are available in the RSM Library collection and can be accessed via the RSM’s e-resources area.

external references

The following references are not available in the RSM Library; however they can be accessed online via external websites.