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May 2017 Today (30/05/2017) will see the opening of our brand new state-of-the-art Translational Research Facility dedicated to research in Obesity and Metabolic diseases.


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


Recruit a Patient




We are always happy to receive new referrals to the Genetics of Obesity Study (GOOS).  We require some clinical and anthropometric information and blood samples for measurement of leptin, insulin and for DNA extraction.



The entry criteria for our study are:

Severe obesity (BMI > 3SD above the mean) of early onset (before age 10 years).

We are particularly interested in patients:


  1. from consanguineous families
  2. with a family history of early-onset obesity
  3. with developmental delay


If you have any questions about the suitability of a patient, which samples to send, how to send them or any other questions, please contact us

Download the “GOOS information pack” for all the information necessary for you to refer a patient



We also have an information leaflet for healthcare professionals. Download it here.