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A day of talks on the burden of obesity-related disease around the globe will take place in the Richard Doll Lecture Theatre from 9:30 – 17:00 on Wednesday 8 March. Talks will focus on the epidemiology behind adiposity and non-communicable and communicable disease, as well as trials that show effective ways to lose weight. 



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Sarah Lewington

Oxford Population Health

Global insights on obesity and vascular mortality


Federica Re

Oxford Population Health

Adiposity and cardiovascular disease in South Asians: systematic review and meta-analysis


Jennifer Carter

Oxford Population Health

Ethnic differences in body composition and risk factors for cardiovascular disease





Susan Jebb

Department of Primary Care

Obesity: Foresight and Hindsight


Nerys Ashbury

Department of Primary Care

The effect of obesity on COVID-19


Dimitris Koutoukidis

Department of Primary Care

Weight loss as a treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease





Louisa Gnatiuc

Oxford Population Health

The myth about adiposity and premature mortality in Mexicans


Andri Iona

Oxford Population Health

BMI and the risk of vascular diseases in China


Rui Huang

Oxford Population Health

Adiposity and the risk of infectious diseases in China





UK Biobank researchers

Oxford Population Health

Ayodipupo Oguntade: Adiposity and heart failure

Bastian Bohrmann: Adiposity and respiratory diseases in UKB

Sofia Mouchti: Body fat composition and obesity-related diseases


Jimmy Bell

University of Westminster

Obesity, Precision Phenotyping and Big Data: have we learned anything new


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