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Causes of obesity: theories, conjectures and evidence

Discussion meeting

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor John Speakman FMedSci FRS.

The Royal Society, London

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 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.

More information about the schedule of talks and speaker biographies will be available soon. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting date. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

Attending this event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Advance registration essential. Register your interest in attending this meeting
  • An optional lunch can be purchased during registration.

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

Causes of obesity: theories, conjectures and evidence

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor John Speakman FMedSci FRS.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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