Growth

Genetics of Obesity Study (GOOS)

Investigators:

Prof I S Farooqi, info@goos.org.uk

Summary:

Our aim is to find better ways to prevent and treat weight problems such as obesity. We are interested in finding out why some people gain weight more easily than others and why some people find it very hard to lose weight despite changing their diet and levels of activity. With the help of many UK and international collaborators, we have recruited over 7000 people with severe childhood onset obesity to the Genetics of Obesity Study (GOOS). We use exome and genome sequencing to identify novel and rare genetic variants that are enriched in severe obesity.
Start Date: 30/03/1998
End Date: 30/11/2022

Further Information: www.goos.org.uk

 

Study Into Lean and Thin Subjects (STILTS2)

Investigators:

Prof I S Farooqi, info@goos.org.uk

Summary:

Our aim is to study people who are healthy and thin to find the genes that might protect them from gaining weight or that might allow them to burn extra calories easily. To date we have recruited a UK cohort of 3000 thin people from primary care and are currently undertaking genetic studies. Finding the genes for thinness could pave the way for new treatments for obesity and indeed help people with a range of weight problems.
Start Date: 01/06/2012
End Date: 01/05/2020

Further Information: www.stilts.org.uk