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May 2017 We have been running a study involving healthy thin people - understanding the genes for thinness could pave the way for new treatments for obesity. A website for the study has just gone live - you can find it at www.stilts.org.uk.

 

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Useful Links

 

We have identified a number of useful website links which we hope may be a source of information to our patients and families.

 
If you have any links that you think may be of interest to others, please Contact Us, so that we can include them.
 
Disclaimer
The resources provided within this section are provided without warranty. Professor Farooqi’s team are not responsible for the content of external links.

 

Clothing and Equipment

 

Big Matters
Useful for finding anything from clothing to current information about health matters for those that have weight problems.

 

B&M Supplies
Suppliers of children’s large nappies and other aids and equipment.

 

Sturdy Kids

Sturdy Kids
Clothes and accessories for large or tall children. School uniform to jeans. Also provide an alteration service.

 


 

Weight Problems

 

Weight Concern
A charity set up to address the rising problem of weight problems in the UK, with an emphasis on both the physical and psychological health needs of overweight people.

 

HENRY
HENRY is a national charity aiming to give babies and young children a healthy start in life and helping to prevent childhood obesity.

 

 


 

Support and information

 

Contact a family

UK charity for families with disabled children. Has useful advice and information on benefits.

 

Carers UK

A charity set up to provide support and information to people who care for family or friends. Plenty of useful advice on how to seek help.

 

Bullying

For advice and support for children, parents, individuals and schools on dealing with bullying.

 

 

 


 

Genetics

 

Genetic Alliance UK
A national charity of patient organisations supporting those affected by genetic disorders. Has a good “genetic resource centre” where you can learn more about genetics and genes.

 

yourgenome

Wellcome Trust (Sanger Institute), with animations, activities and a glossary of the terms used in genetics.

 

 


 

Bariatric Surgery

 

NHS Choices
Information on weight loss surgery.

 

Obesity Weight Loss Surgery Support (OWLSS)
Providing support for those that have had weight loss surgery.

 

Weight Loss Surgery information and Support (WLSinfo)
A comprehensive resource providing information and support on all aspects of weight loss surgery

 

 


 

Lifestyle programmes

 

MEND
Provides healthy lifestyle programmes for children and families in local communities. Also has information about obesity.