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Aug 2017 On BBC Tomorrow's World, Professor Farooqi speaks about the impact that genes have on the regulation of our appetite and body weight.


Aug 2017 Professor Farooqi has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust.



Useful Resources


Pediatric Obesity - Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline


Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare professionals on how to assess, prevent and treat childhood obesity.



About Obesity - Child and Adult (including slides and statistics)


Public Health England - National Obesity Observatory



Professional and scientific communities dedicated to solving the problems of obesity


World Obesity Federation




NICE guidelines on type 1 and type 2 diabetes management in children


Guidelines covering the diagnosis and management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and young people aged 18 and under.




Government reports


Foresight report - Reducing obesity: future choices

Department of Health: Obesity publications for health professionals




BMJ Learning : modules related to obesity


Obesity in Adults: Assessment and Management

Obesity in Children: Assessment and Management

Obesity: A guide to prevention and management - in association with NICE



NICE guidelines on obesity management


Obesity: the prevention, identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in adults and children (2006 - update 2014)




Diagnostic Approach in Severe Obesity - GOOS


Diagnostic Approach in Severe Obesity - GOOS




Professional societies

Association for the Study of Obesity