Obesity Bites Back 1Myth or Reality 1
Professor Sadaf Farooqi (Cambridge)
Myth or Reality 1
Obesity bites back, myth or reality?
What is the reality behind a number of statements made about Obesity?
This time, we explore the statement "Well Obesity, it's just people getting fat because they make poor decisions about food and exercise..."
Dr Sadaf Farooqi debunks this myth with a simple explanation of how science came to realise it's mostly in your genes.
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Sadaf Farooqi is a Welcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Metabolism and Medicine at the University of Cambridge, UK. She is an internationally leading Clinician Scientist who has made seminal contributions to understanding the genetic and physiological mechanisms that underlie obesity and its complications. The work of Sadaf Farooqi and her colleagues has fundamentally altered the understanding of how body weight is regulated. With colleagues, she discovered and characterised the first genetic disorders that cause severe childhood obesity and established that the principal driver of obesity in these conditions was a failure of the control of appetite. Her work is often cited as an exemplar of how the translation of research into the mechanisms of disease can lead to patient benefit. She has received a number of awards including the ADA Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award 2019 and the Dale Medal 2021 (the highest honour awarded by the UK Society of Endocrinology). In 2021, she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of her exceptional contribution to science.
For more information on weight stigma and to find support in the UK got to The Obesity Empowerment Network
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Professor Giles Yeo; Dr. Prof. Dorothea Portius;
On Thursday the 25th of February 2021, Dr. Giles Yeo and Prof. Dr. Dorothea Porteus had an online chat together about Obesity. This conversation helped spark a wider conversation about Obesity.
Chris explores how it feels to realise you are obese and at risk, or in his own "words", when you find out you are the elephant in the room...
This is the first in a series of patient/clinician interviews about obesity, how they came to live with obesitiy, what support they had and now have, and what the highs and lows have been.
Professor Sadaf Farooqi
As part of the Obesity Empowerment Network webinar for World Obesity Day for 2022, we recorded Karrie-Anne recounting her experiences of weight stigma with Prof. Sadaf Farooqi. This is an abridged recording of her experiences, used in the broadcast on the day.
Professor Sadaf Farooqi
As part of the Obesity Empowerment Network webinar for World Obesity Day for 2022, we recorded Karrie-Anne recounting her experiences of weight stigma with Prof. Sadaf Farooqi. This is a longer recording of her experiences, that includes far more Karrie-Anne's story than we could manage to broadcast on the day.
Professor Sadaf Farooqi; Professor Rachel Batterham; Dr Stuart Flint; Dr Mars Skae; Billy White;
On World Obesity Day 2022 we supported the delivery of the Obesity Empowerment Network webinar "Stand Up oto Weight Stigma", this is the full on demand recording of that webinar.
RNutr Mhairi Brown ; Dr RNutr Kawther Hashem;
Mhairi is joined by Dr Kawther Hashem, Campaign Lead for Action on Sugar, and they discuss price and location promotions of unhealthy food and drink.
RNutr Holly Gabriel; Katharine Jenner;
Holly is joined by Katharine Jenner, Campaign Director for Action on Salt and Action on Sugar, and they discuss calorie labeling in cafes and restaurants