Genetics are important contributors to obesity. Human ‘models’ can teach us a lot. This session with cover clinical studies of Lipodystrophy, Prader-Willi, and Down syndrome as examples to understand mechanisms.


1:30pm Lipodystrophy - Obesity Without Fat
Rebecca Brown, MD MHSc
2:00pm Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Rare and Common Obesity Disorders
Joan C Han, MD
2:30pm Energy Expenditure and Caloric Implications in Down Syndrome and Spina Bifida
Michele Polfuss, PhD