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This lecture will review the causes of obesity, with particular focus on the role of environmental and developmental contributions, and how understanding the regulation of energy balance can be harnessed to improve the prevention and treatment of this disease.

Presentation Information
Presentation Date:
October 30, 2017
Expiration Date:
December 30, 2020 11:55 PM
Presentation Objectives
  • Review the pathogenesis of obesity and the role that environment plays in its development.
A Panoptic Perspective of Obesity

(Speaker biography at time of recording)


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Dr. Lee Kaplan is the director of the Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute and the founding director of the Weight Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He also serves as an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kaplan is the director of both the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Small Animal Metabolic Surgery Core Resource, and the subspecialty fellowship program in obesity medicine and nutrition at MGH. He currently serves as the chairman of the nutrition and obesity section of the American Gastroenterological Association and is the chairman-elect of the bariatric surgery section of The Obesity Society. Dr. Kaplan's clinical expertise is in the areas of obesity medicine, gastroenterology, and liver disease. His research is focused on the physiological and molecular mechanisms of gastrointestinal regulation of energy balance and metabolic function.

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