Highlights of the Annual Scientific Meeting of NAASO, The Obesity Society

October 20-24, 2006; Boston, Massachusetts

Heather K. Stein, MD, MPH


January 05, 2007

In This Article


The goal of the Annual Scientific Meeting of NAASO, The Obesity Society was to inform participants about the most up-to-date discoveries in all areas of clinical and basic science research on obesity and its management. The conference was organized along 4 tracks: cellular and molecular biology, integrative biology, clinical studies, and population studies. Major themes explored during the conference included the complexity of the multiple physiologic mechanisms involved in body weight regulation, the use of combination therapy to treat obesity, and the need for a better understanding of the role of genes in the development and treatment of obesity.

The following is a summary of the material presented at the conference, with a focus on information relevant to clinical practice. Further information on the conference can be accessed through the NAASO Web site.[1]


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