Dr. Robert Woodbury Speaks – “Emerging Concepts in Obesity”

Check out upcoming events to hear Dr. Robert Woodbury speak on the topic of

“Emerging Concepts in Obesity”

Saturday, April 5th Northern California Medical Association Symposium

Friday, April 26th Grand Rounds @ Memorial Hospital

Here are just a few of the questions that  we should be asking and Dr. Woodbury will be answering, you won’t want to miss this!

If you are interested in the science behind his talk, see below for the bibliography.


Bibliography for Article and Presentation

“Emerging Concepts in Obesity”  by Robert Woodbury, MD  April, 2014


Centers for Disease Control. Obesity trends 2010

Ryan, Woods, and Seeley “Central nervous system mechanisms linking consumption of palatable high-fat diets to the defense of greater adiposity” Cell Metab. 2012 Feb 8;15(2) 137-149.

Seeley et al “Behavioral, endocrine, and hypothalamic responses to involuntary overfeeding.” Am J. PHysiology, Sept 1996 vol 271. 819-823.

Williams Trust Case Control Consortium. “Genomic-wade association study of 14,000 cases of seven common diseases and 3000 shared controls”. Nature 2007; 447: 661-678

Frayling et al.  “A common variant in the FTO gene is associated with body mass index and predisposes to childhood and adult obesity”.  Science 2007. 316. 889-894

Cecil JE.  “An obesity associated FTO gene variant and increased energy intake in children”  NEJM 2008: 359: 2558-2566

Diva, C. “Variation in the FTO contributes to childhood obesity and severe adult obesity”.  Nat. Genet. 2007: 39; 724-726

Andreasen, CH.  “Low physical activity accentuates the effect of the FTO rs9939609 polymorphism on body fat accumulation”.  Diabetes 2008; 57: 95-101

Hunt, SC. “Association of the FTO gene with BMI”.  Obesity Apr 2008 16(4) 902

Karra et al. “A link between FTO, ghrelin, and impaired brain food-cue responsivity.”  J. Clin. Inv. Aug 2013 123(8) 3539-3551

Tamashiro et al.  “Cloned mice have an obese phenotype not transmitted to their offspring.”  Nat Medicine Mar 2002 8(3)

Smith, Marceau, et al.  “Effects of maternal surgical weight loss in mothers on the intergenerational transmission of obesity”.  J. Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 94(11) 4275

Kral, Marceau et al.  “Large maternal weight loss from obesity surgery prevents transmission of obesity to children who were followed for 2 to 18 years”.  Pediatric 2006 Dec 118 (6) e1644

Woodard, Morton, et al.  “Probiotics improve outcomes after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery: A prospective randomized trial. “  J. Gastrointest Surgery 2009 13:1198-1204

Lio, Kaplan et al. “Conserved shifts in gut microbiome due to gastric bypass reduce host weight and adiposity”.  Sci Transl Med 2013 5:178

Molinaro et al. “Probiotics, prebiotics, energy balance, and obesity”.  Gastroenterol Clin N Am 2012 (41)843-854

Jumperts  “Energy balance studies reveal associations between gut microbes, caloric load, and nutrient absorption in humans. “  Am J Clin Nutr Jul 2011 94(1):58-65

Jayasena et al  “Role of gut hormones in obesity”.  Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of N AM 2008 37: 769-787

Mikalakis and le Roux  “Gut hormones and leptin: Impact on energy control and changes after bariatric surgery – what the future holds. “  Obes Surg 2012 22: 1648-1657

Gallwitz and Schmidt  “GLP-1 receptor knock-out causes glucose intolerance but no alterations of eating behavior”.  Z Gastroenterolgy 1997; 35: 655

Cohen et al.  “Effect of gastric bypass surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes and only mild obesity”.  Diabetes Care 2012; 35(7) 1420-1428

Sumithran et al.  “Long term persistence of hormonal adaptations to weight loss”.  NEJM 2011 365(17) 1597-1604

ORourke,Robert OHSU. Presentation at ASMBS 2012. Based on his article.  O’Rourke “Inflammation in obesity-related disease. Surgery 2009 March; 145(3) 255-259

Speaker and Fleshner. “Interleukin-1 Beta: a potential link between stress and the development of visceral obesity. BMC Physiology 2012 12:8

Ahima et al.  “Brain regulation of appetite and satiety”.  Endocrin Metab Clinics N. Am. 2008 (37)811

Mikalakis and leRoux.  “Gut hormones and leptin: Impact on energy control and changes after bariatric surgery, what the future holds.” Obes Surg 2012 22:1648-1657

Seeley and Kaplan. Presentation at Metabolic Applied Research Strategy Conference June 2010

Kaplan. “Effect of surgical and non-surgical weight loss on energy expenditure”. Presentation at Metabolic Applied Research Strategy, June 2012.  Based on much of his own unpublished and published work including: Mirshahi et al “The MC4R Allele is associated with better metabolic status and more weight loss after gastric bypass surgery. J Clin Endocrin Metab Dec 2011; 96(12) E2088-E2096

Hatoum et al.  “Melanocortin-4 receptor signaling is required for weight loss after gastric bypass surgery” J. Clin Endocrinolgy Metab 2012

Periera, et al. “Effects of a low glycemic load diet on resting energy expenditure and heart disease risk factors during weight loss. JAMA. Nov 24, 2004. vol 292 #20

Stylopoulous et al  “Roux-en-Y gastric bypass enhances energy expenditure and extend lifespan in diet-induced obese rats”.  Obesity 2009; 17(10): 1839-1847

Shin et al.  “Longitudinal assessment of food intake, fecal energy loss, and energy expenditure after roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery in high fat fed obese rats.”  Obesity surg Apr 2013; 23(4) 531-540

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