From ‘diabesity’ to poop pills, find out what’s new in the world of weight loss with Ashley and Emily Grossman

Thursday 19th January 2017

Undercover the link between your waistline and your health, as Ashley Grossman, emeritus Professor of Endocrinology University of Oxford, is interviewed by  on Thursday, the 26th January at the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Oxford.

For millions of people the battle of the bulge is not just a post-Christmas problem  – it’s diabesity  – a ticking time bomb of obesity-related type-2 diabetes that damages our health and stretches NHS resources. The good news is that scientists are on the case and exploring new ways to help people lose weight and prevent diabetes.  Join ‘fat controller’ Ashley Grossman, as he discusses potential ground-breaking medical techniques to lose weight effortlessly and what it may mean for the future of the human race.

Professor Grossman is an expert in the region of the brain controlling hormones and appetite. “Emily and I have been interested in the problems of obesity and how our new understanding may affect all of our lives in the 21st century. We look forward to discussing this in Oxford and hope we can have a useful interaction with everyone present and, hopefully, answer at least some of the questions that arise from this growing area of medical research“.

Dr Emily Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, as well as a trained actress and singer, and now combines her skills as a science broadcaster, educator and writer. She is well known for sharing her expertise on shows such as ITV’s The Alan Titmarsh Show or Lee Mack’s ‘Duck Quacks Don’t Echo’ panel show on Sky 1.

Obesity is a big problem. And it is a growing one. Soon it will be a bigger health problem than starvation and malnutrition. According to my dad, we are on the verge of a real breakthrough in treating obesity and diabetes, with drugs, dietary changes to alter gut microbes. But with the potential for the abuse of such drugs, could this come at a price?”
To find out what might be on the menu this Thursday, read Emily’s recent blog for the Mirror here.

Book your tickets for ‘The Fat Controller’ talk here – your waistline might thank you!

Thursday, 26th January 2017
6.30PM – 7.30PM
Ages 14+
£8 / £5 + booking fee
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
20 Parks Road , Oxford , OX1 3PU




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