Short presentation on the science of Obesity.Short presentation on the science of Obesity.
Professor Sadaf Farooqi (Cambridge)
Short presentation on the science of Obesity taken from the OEN World Obesity day Webinar.
This is a short presentation on the science of Obesity that was delivered as part of the Obesity Empowerment Networks "Standing Up to Weight Stigma" webinar, which occurred on World Obesity Day 2022.
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.
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.
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.