Fighting the Fat: Do Obesity Treatments Work?

Nicholas Bello (Animal Science)

“Globesity” is the term used by some to describe the worldwide impact of obesity. Several treatments are available for obesity, but do any of them work? In this seminar, we will explore the causes and consequences of obesity and current treatment strategies. Through hands-on experiments, we will analyze neural pathways that control food intake and body weight, and examine how obesity drugs work. We will explore obstacles to long-term treatment and efficacy standards of the FDA.