The interaction between nutrition and the brain and its consequences for body weight gain and metabolism
Dr Susanne la Fleur (Department Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Amsterdam)
Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Henry Wellcome Building of Gene Function (Seminar Room), off South Parks Road OX1 3QB.
Aberrant feeding behavior can lead to obesity and obesity-related medical consequences, such as insulin resistance and diabetes. Although alterations in glucose metabolism (i.e. insulin resistance), in the presence of excessive fat tissue are often explained by the consequences of dysfunctional adipose tissue, evidence is emerging that also altered brain functions might be an important determinant of insulin resistance. Data will be presented on how feeding behavior and obesity interact with brain circuitry and how these interactions affect glucose metabolism.