Summer Science Exhibition

Fat body slim: shape matters!


Researchers from Robert Gordon University are studying how obesity, fat distribution and body shape can cause health problems.

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions and the World Health Organisation estimates that, by 2015, about 3 billion adults will be overweight or obese worldwide.

“Knowing how a person’s fat distribution and quantity influence the development of these diseases and how dietary interventions can affect weight and cardiovascular risk is essential to prevent a global epidemic of obesity-related disease”, says Dr Giovanna Bermano from the Institute for Health and Welfare Research and the Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology (CORE), Robert Gordon University.

Visitors to the exhibit will be able see what fat cells look like under the microscope, to understand their role in diseases and to test their knowledge on myths versus facts about obesity.

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Exhibited by Robert Gordon University

Exhibitor's latest blog

Four days left
By FatBodySlim | Thursday 1st July, 10:43am

We are still very busy on the stand and still engaging greatly with the public. The days are starting to all merge into one and it's nearly the last weekend. The sad realisation is we had hardly any time to visit properly the other exhibits, a real shame as there is a lot of really cool stuff out there!

Yesteday, I went down to see the block of ice melting, a project combining climate change and art: fascinating.

We have also learnt a lot from dinning out with other exhibitors: from maths to clams to buying a ship!

The question is what will today bring?


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The Exhibition is located in the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, and takes place from Friday 25 June to Sunday 4 July 2010. Open Friday 25 June 6pm - 8.30pm, then daily 10am - 8.30pm. Entrance is free. For groups larger than 12 people, please contact us to book.