Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0065p239 | Metabolism and Obesity | SFEBES2019

Weight loss and change in obesity related comorbidities in patients undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding at UHCW between 2009 and 2012

Leca Bianca , Dimitriadis Georgios K , Khan Uzma , Abraham Jenny , Halder Louise , Shuttlewood Emma , Shah Neha , Barber Thomas M , Menon Vinod , Randeva Harpal S

Background: The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) called earlier this year for obesity to urgently be recognized as a disease, and warned that until this happens its prevalence is unlikely to be reduced. Obesity is associated with multiple comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), hypertension (HT), and dyslipidemia. Bariatric surgery (BS) produces dramatic weight loss, with improvement of obesity associated comorbidities and decrease of overall mortality.<...

ea0059p170 | Obesity &amp; metabolism | SFEBES2018

Effects of visfatin on brown adipose tissue energy regulation

Dimitriadis Georgios K , Adya Raghu , Tan Bee K , Jones Terence A , Menon Vinod S , Ramanjaneya Manjunath , Kaltsas Gregory , Miras Alexander D , Randeva Harpal S

The role of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in pathological states of energy homeostasis and impaired adipocyte function, such as obesity has been a major area of research interest in recent years. Herein, we sought to determine the direct effects of adipokines, visfatin and leptin on BAT thermogenesis. The effects of mouse recombinant visfatin, nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) and leptin with or without FK866 were studied on differentiated T37i cells. Treated cells were analyzed ...