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Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science

Metabolic Treasure

 

Metabolic Treasure

Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science – Metabolic Treasure

Hear from researchers working on congenital hypothyroidism, lipodystrophies and rare genetic differences that lead to obesity.

Almost a quarter of all adults and one in five children in the UK are considered obese, and these numbers continue to increase. Obesity significantly increases the risk of developing life-threatening conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, osteoarticular and reproductive diseases, reducing both quality of life and life expectancy of affected individuals as well as adding significantly to healthcare costs.

Led by Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly and Professor Nick Wareham, the goal of the IMS is to promote world-leading research by bringing together clinicians, laboratory and clinical scientists and epidemiologists to forge the multidisciplinary links that will improve understanding of the causes and consequences of these conditions and allow advances in basic science to be rapidly applied to improving patient care and disease prevention.

Hear from researchers working on congenital hypothyroidism, lipodystrophies and rare genetic differences that lead to obesity.

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