Webinar of Adiposity & Disease Risk: Global Insights

Webinar of Adiposity & Disease Risk: Global Insights

On the 11th of March 2021, we hosted a webinar on obesity entitled “Adiposity & Disease Risk: Global Insights”. The webinar was jointly organized by UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI) and The University of Oxford upon a research collaboration of UK-Malaysia Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases, entitled “Obesity and non-communicable disease in Malaysia: an imaging study of 6000 adults in the Malaysian Cohort Study”

The project is led by Professor Sarah Lewington (University of Oxford). Its aim is to understand the relationship between body composition and disease outcomes in the multiethnic Malaysian population.

Approximately 383 people have attended the webinar, including the clinicians, researchers, students, and the general public. Until 16th March 2021, the Facebook live recording has accumulated a total view of 787 times.

The webinar was moderated by Dr Chin Siok Fong, a research fellow from UMBI. The topics covered are all related to adiposity and its titles are as follows: –

  1. Adiposity and cardiovascular disease: A global perspective by Prof Sarah Lewington
  2. Prevalence of obesity in Malaysia by Prof Dr Norlaila Mustapha
  3. Obesity and cardiovascular risk: a comparison of the UK and Malaysia by Dr Jennifer Carter
  4. Dietary approaches to obesity: what work?” by Dr Carmen Piernas
  5. Use of genomics to gain insight into functional properties of upper and lower body fat depots in humans by Prof Fredrik Karpe
  6. The association between chronotype, dietary pattern and obesity in adults by Ass. Prof. Dr Zahara Abdul Manaf
  7. The Malaysian Cohort as a valuable resource for research in NCDs by Prof Datuk Dr A Rahman A Jamal
  8. DXA body composition: A preliminary result from the UK-Malaysia Health Research Partnership by Ass. Prof. Dr Nor Azian Abdul Murad