Causes of obesity: theories, conjectures and evidence

Scientific discussion meeting organized by Professor John R Speakman FMedSci FRS, Professor Thorkild IA Sørensen, Dr. Kevin D Hall, and Professor David B Allison.

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Online and in-person in London

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Obesity has been described by the WHO as the largest health threat facing mankind. Obesity is manifestly an issue of energy balance. Yet, there is surprisingly little consensus about why such an energy imbalance develops. This meeting will include presentations by world experts on the plethora of ideas about the mechanisms underlying obesity, and hence how we may tackle it.

The schedule of talks, speaker abstracts, and speaker biographies are available on the organizer's web page. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

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This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Both in-person and online attendance will be available
  • Limited places, advance registration essential

Inquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

Last updated: 10.10.2022