Thursday 2 November 2017 

13:30 – 15:00

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Centre

National Harbor 11 – Washington DC


/ Symposium Title

Is there a body fat set point and how can it be altered?

/ Description of Topic and Sub-Topics

Evidence is emerging that fat mass similar to all other biological parameters is regulated and that there is a set point that controls and resists weight loss or weight gain. Such an approach may change the perception by many to convince them that obesity is a disease and not a lifestyle condition. Interventions such as pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery may shift the set point to allow the subject to maintain the weight loss in the long term.

/ Target Audience

Clinicians and scientists interested in weight regulation and understand how interventions work.

/ Educational Objectives

Explore the concept of set point for fat mass and the evidence that supports such an idea.

/ Director of Symposium

Prof Carel le Roux

/ Programme

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