Review presentation on metabolic programming at ECO2008 congress

17 May 2008

Mike Cawthorne, Director of Metabolic Research at the Clore Laboratory, University of Buckingham, UK, gave an invited review entitled ‘Metabolic programming: Can it be manipulated?’ during a session on ‘Control of food intake and energy expenditure’ at ECO2008, 16th European Congress on Obesity, held on 14–17 May 2008, Geneva, Switzerland.

Mike reviewed the potential importance of in utero and early life nutrition and environment in the programming of a tendency to become obese and develop metabolic disease. He further outlined the potential involvement of the adipokine leptin as a counter programming vector that can modulate the adverse effects of early life nutrition.