Obesity and Metabolic Rate — ASN Events

Obesity and Metabolic Rate (#9)

Jenny Gunton 1
  1. Garvan Institute, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia

Obesity results from imbalance between energy intake and expenditure. Despite progress towards understanding its mechanisms, long-term success with non-surgical therapies remains limited.
Hypoxia inducible factors (HIFs) regulate energy homeostasis in the face of low oxygen and nutrient availability and have been associated with fibrosis of fat. The role of HIFs in energy homeostasis, fat and diabetes will be presented.