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Towards 2020 the genetic influence on obesity and associated disease

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Meeting report from the Euroscicon event: 25th April 2013, London, UK

 Meeting Chair: Ms Jane Cutler, UK

Author: Dr Margarita Rivera

Lecturer in Psychiatric Genetics, MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom.

 Editors: Dr Astrid Englezou and Dr Shara Cohen

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Obesity is a serious health problem that has reached epidemic proportions globally. The increasing incidence of child obesity is of special concern. Besides, being overweight and obesity are major risk factors for serious chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke and certain forms of cancer. Biological and environmental factors have been associated with obesity. A research based multi-disciplinary approach is essential to understand and address the increasing problem of obesity, with high economical, societal and health consequences worldwide.

This meeting was organized by Euroscicon and took place at The Royal College of Pathologists on the 25th of April of March 2012, in London. The meeting was chaired by Jane Cutler. The lectures are summarized in the text.

 

  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Publisher: Honnao (29 Dec 2013)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HLIZ1B2

 

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Contents

Abstract.

Gene-environment interactions in obesity.

Candidate gene studies in obesity and related traits.

Genetic studies of metabolic disease- extreme phenotypes and common disease.

Considering obesity as chronic brain disease.

Genetics and epigenetics of obesity: a low-and middle-income country perspective.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: the hepatic consequence of obesity and the metabolic syndrome.

A meta-analysis including 9,038 individuals confirms an interaction effect between depression and fto genotype on BMI

Concluding comments.

Key references:

ABSTRACTS.

Gene-environment interactions in obesity.

Candidate gene studies in obesity and related traits.

Genetic studies of metabolic disease – extreme phenotypes and common disease.

Considering obesity as a chronic brain disease.

Genetics of obesity: A low- and middle-income country perspective.

Associations between genes, lifestyle factors and glucose metabolism in adolescents.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: the hepatic consequence of obesity and the metabolic syndrome.

A Meta-analysis including 9,038 individuals confirms an interaction effect between depression and FTO genotype on BMI

BIOGRAPHIES.

  • Jane Cutler.
  • Alice Kong.
  • Margarita Rivera Sanchez.
  • Clare Llewellyn’s.
  • Vimal Karani
  • Dr. J Bernadette Moore.
  • Inês Barroso.
  • Branwen Hennig.

Figures

Figure 1:  Speakers from the meeting:

Figure 2:  Dr Alice Kong and poster.

Figure 3:  Dr Margarita Rivera and poster.

Figure 4:  Ms Jane Cutler and poster prize winner Ms P N Chong.

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