Control of body weight has been considered for years to be a “lifestyle issue”. By contrast, research has demonstrated that there are powerful neuro-endocrine feedback systems determining the set up point of body weight. This set point can be altered not only by GI surgery by well tolerated pharmacological interventions, such as the “twincretins”. In this webinar we will discuss these recent advances with 3 international experts in the field. In particularly, we will explore the medical and ethical implications they have for de-coupling the long held beliefs in how we can alter our body weight.
Topic: Current understanding of physiological mechanisms controlling body weight
Topic: Recent pharmacological advances in weight control (inc twincretins)
Topic: The role of surgery and lifestyle