OBESITY/TYPE 2 DIABETES

NEWS

A small number of clinical predictors and blood metabolites at birth may accurately predict which infants will have a BMI trajectory leading to overweight or obesity, a study suggests.
Children’s weight trajectories between birth and 4 years of age are associated with their dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate levels at age 7 years, study findings show.
Researchers have identified pathogenic mutations in the gene encoding the stimulatory G-protein alpha subunit protein in children with severe obesity but few or no clinical signs of pseudohypoparathyroidism.
Researchers describe a novel autosomal recessive genetic syndrome that may be misdiagnosed as Prader–Willi syndrome.

In depth

In our latest podcast, Professor Sadaf Farooqi discusses the most recent findings from the Genetics Of Obesity Study, and what they mean for families and children with severe early-onset obesity.
Programme Director Professor Martin Savage is joined by experts to present and discuss the application of precision medicine in endocrine disorders, offering clinical expertise and insight, evidence and opinion on this topic.
A 6 years and 5-month-old girl with Prader-Willi Syndrome attends endocrine clinic with her mother.
Dr Cheri Deal discusses the use of growth hormone in children with Prader-Willi syndrome, the importance of multidisciplinary care and the future of treatment for this genetic condition.
Martin Savage
Programme Director

Sign up for eAlerts

Be the first to hear about new resources and content by signing up to receive our eAlerts.

Please provide your details:

Follow us
This programme is made possible thanks to an educational grant received from Merck Healthcare KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
medwireNews is an independent clinical news service provided by Springer Healthcare Limited. © 2022 Springer Healthcare is part of the Springer Nature Group

We'd love your feedback!

Please complete this short 4-question survey to help improve the content offered on this website.
How would you rate the following aspects of the website?
How do would you rate the following educational products on the website in 2022?