Myth busting: the obesity epidemic.

Friday 13 April 2018, 6.00pm, Presbyterian Church Hall, 91 Tenby St, Wanaka.
Professor Tony Merriman, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago.

In this talk I will address what we know about the causes of obesity, a risk factor for metabolic diseases (diabetes, kidney and heart disease, gout). I will then consider the long-term approaches required to stop and turn around the impact of metabolic disease.

I was born and bred in the South (Grants Braes, Tahuna, Kings High School). I did my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the Biochemistry Department of the University fo Otago (1986-93). After 4 years at the University of Oxford (UK) I returned to the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Otago (Dunedin) 1998. I am still there.