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Apr 2017 A recent BBC TV programme hosted by Professor Rachel Batterham, a world leading expert in obesity, highlighted the problems associated with obesity prejudice in the NHS.

 

Feb 2017 The Endocrine Society have just issued new Clinical Practice Guidelines advising healthcare professionals on how to assess, prevent and treat childhood obesity.

 

Eating Behaviour

 

All the genes identified to date, have a major effect on the regulation of appetite.  For this reason, we have developed a major programme of research that focuses on eating behaviour.

 

 
We have established a number of novel methods for the study of macronutrients on satiety, food preference and for the study of the motivational drive to eat. We work closely with Professor Paul Fletcher in Cambridge undertaking studies involving functional MRI scans to look at how the brain responds to food and to drugs that might be used to treat obesity. These studies are undertaken in patients in whom we find genetic variants and in normal weight and overweight volunteers (Help us with our research).