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Jul 2017 A new paper has been published, following our study which shows that the hormone oxytocin modulates how our brain responds to food pictures.

 

Jul 2017 In a study just published in the journal Scientific Reports we looked at a large number of genes in over 4000 children with severe obesity from the GOOS cohort.

 

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BROADCAST 1st October 2009 | DURATION : 38 MINUTES
Dr Sadaf Farooqi, a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow at Addenbrooke's Hospital will look at the genetic factors which cause human obesity and the dramatic response that patients can experience following leptin therapy, including the critical role this hormone plays in the regulation of human food intake. A Cambridge Science Festival 2009 lecture.

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BROADCAST 5th March 2010 | DURATION : 4 MINUTES
Why do we feel hunger, what drives some people to eat to excess and is there anything scientists can do about it? In this film, we meet several experts determined to both understand and control our primal need to eat. One team of researchers is gradually unraveling the genetics of appetite, translating the genetic code into cures for severe obesity. While another team is hunting for a drug that can control appetite, potentially eliminating obesity altogether.

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BROADCAST 25th Oct 2013 | DURATION : 3 MINUTES
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered a novel genetic cause of severe obesity which, although relatively rare, demonstrates for the first time that genes can reduce basal metabolic rate -- how the body burns calories.

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BROADCAST 25th Jun 2014 | DURATION : 6 MINUTES
Professor Sadaf Farooqi talks about the genetic factors that contribute to thinness.

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BROADCAST 24th Oct 2016 | DURATION : 29 MINUTES
Professor Sadaf Farooqi appears in an episode of the BBC Inside Out East programme - 'Can the NHS survive diabetes?'

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BROADCAST 16th November 2011 | DURATION : 30 MINUTES
When leptin failed to be a wonder solution to obesity, this hormone produced by fat cells, disappeared from the headlines. Twenty years on scientists now believe leptin is critical to how the body works, regulating appetite, the immune response, inflammation and depression. Vivienne Parry investigates.

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  BROADCAST 29th May 2013 | DURATION : 3 MINUTES

The UK's leading biomedical research funders are joining forces to confront what many now regard as the epidemic of obesity. A quarter of the UK population is now clinically obese, and it is estimated that figure will rise to more than 50 per cent by the middle of the century. The Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council's plans to pump £24m into a new "Metabolic Diseases Unit" in Cambridge that will pull together existing expertise on the City's biomedical science campus, and fund further research.

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BROADCAST 20th Feb 2016 | DURATION : 50 MINUTES

Professor Sadaf Farooqi features in an episode of Exchanges at The Frontier - 'The Search for Hunger Genes', broadcast by the BBC World Service. In front of an audience of sixth formers at the Wellcome Collection in London, she looks at why some people put on weight and others don't.

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BROADCAST 24th January 2017 | DURATION : 28 MINUTES
Professor Sadaf Farooqi is interviewed for an episode of The Life Scientific, and describes how she discovered ten rare genetic disorders that cause severe childhood obesity.

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