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The biology of eating

Mon 22 November 2021

Department of Chemistry

A lecture by Professor Sadaf Farooqi, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Metabolism and Medicine, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge

The final talk in a series of lectures organised by the Cambridge Philosophical Society in the Michaelmas Term 2021

Abstract: Globally, obesity-associated diseases such as Type 2 diabetes cause over 3 million deaths annually. The rising prevalence of obesity is driven by the consumption of high calorie foods and reduced levels of physical activity, which contribute to a persistent imbalance between energy intake and expenditure leading to weight gain. However, within a given environment, some people are particularly susceptible to severe obesity, whilst others remain thin. In this lecture, I will describe how genetic studies have shaped our understanding of the pathways that regulate eating behaviour and body weight. I will share insights into how the brain regulates behaviours such as eating, that were previously considered to be under voluntary control.

Cost: free

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

This scientific lecture is free and open to everyone who is interested - check website for latest updates and booking information http://www.cambridgephilosophicalsociety.org

Booking is essential to guarantee a place. The venue has limited the numbers attending due to social distancing. If numbers permit, tickets may be available on the door due to cancellations/no-shows.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lecture-by-professor-sadaf-farooqi-tickets-188170812967

Enquiries: Beverley Larner Website Email: camphilsoc.lectures@gmail.com

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Mon 22 November 2021 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Venue

This scientific lecture is free and open to everyone who is interested - check website for latest updates and booking information http://www.cambridgephilosophicalsociety.org

Booking is essential to guarantee a place. The venue has limited the numbers attending due to social distancing. If numbers permit, tickets may be available on the door due to cancellations/no-shows.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lecture-by-professor-sadaf-farooqi-tickets-188170812967
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