On Feb 1st Prof Sir Steve O’Rahilly reprised his 2016 Harveian Oration, originally given to Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians, for the Department of Medicine Grand Round series.
Prof Sadaf Farooqi shared her life scientific with Radio 4’s Prof Jim Al-Khalili, talking about her career in science and the discovery of rare genetic defects that can lead to obesity. In 1997, Sadaf noticed that two children she was studying lacked the hormone leptin. From there, she went on to discover the first single […]
This investigative piece, part of the BBC Horizon series, airs on Thursday January 19th at 9pm on BBC2. Dr Giles Yeo investigates the latest diet craze and social media sensation – clean eating. Giles cooks with Ella Mills, the Instagram entrepreneur behind Deliciously Ella, one of the most popular brands associated with clean eating, and […]
A large-scale genetic study has provided strong evidence that the development of insulin resistance – a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart attacks and one of the key adverse consequences of obesity – results from the failure to safely store excess fat in the body. Overeating and lack of physical activity worldwide has […]