Presented by the World Obesity Federation
Evidence is emerging that body fat 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 body fat and the evidence that supports such an idea.
How does a set point for body fat work?
Lee M Kaplan, MD PhD
Can diet and exercise alter the body fat set point?
Dr. Nadia Ahmad
Can pharmacotherapy alter the body fat set point?
Prof. Carel le Roux
Can bariatric surgery alter the body fat set point?
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