Can we control our appetites?

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A leading UK obesity researcher, Professor Steve Bloom, will
bepresenting his thoughts on how to control obesity at an Imperial
College London lecture later this month.

A leading UK obesity researcher, Professor Steve Bloom, will bepresenting his thoughts on how to control obesity at an Imperial College London lecture later this month.

Professor Bloom led the research team which discovered a hormone, capable ofreducing appetite by up to a third. The hormone PYY3-36, is naturallyoccurring in the body, and is released after a meal, telling the brain thebody is no longer hungry.

Professor Steve Bloom, from Imperial College London and the HammersmithHospital, said: "The discovery that PYY3-36 suppresses appetite couldbe of huge benefit to those struggling with weight problems. With over abillion people across the world now extremely overweight, it is vital thisproblem is tackled."

The event will be held at Imperial's South Kensington campus, on Tuesday 29April. Professor Bloom will discuss his latestresearch into ways to curb hunger and future directions in appetitecontrol.

A discussion panel follows the lecture, with Dr Richard Ashcroft, a medical ethics expert, and JacquelineBoorman, sport dietician, joining Bloom.

Contact Liz Gregson​, Friends ofImperial College for further information.

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