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Rachel Batterham explains how bariatric surgery really works

Sunday 19 March 2017 11:09pm

Professor Rachel Batterham, an endocrinologist at University College London and a keynote speaker at The Diabesity Crisis: how can we make a difference? research symposium, has been interviewed by Radio New Zealand broadcaster Kim Hill about bariatric surgery.

Professor Batterham's research has helped explain how bariatric surgery works, and in doing so has given us important new insights into the hormones and metabolic pathways that control our weight.  This information will allow the development of new drugs that can mimic the remarkable effect of bariatric surgery in halting type 2 diabetes.

The Diabesity Crisis: how can we make a difference? research symposium was held on 17 March, 2017, at Auckland City Hospital, and was jointly organised by the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, and two National Science Challenges—A Better Start and Healthier Lives.

Listen to the Radio NZ interview with Rachel Batterham:

Rachel Batterham - gut reactions to obesity, Radio NZ website, 18 March, 2017 (interview is 27mins)

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