BANT Members Celebrate Research Success

Two BANT members have been published in an international obesity journal.

Marina Mastrostefano and Nicola M Pearson’s research projects on obesity and night eating syndrome and obesity and fertility have been published in Obesity Facts: The European Journal of Obesity.

Marina and Nicola presented their research at the European Congress of Obesity last month. Their studies investigated complex networks to understand mechanisms between obesity and night eating syndrome, and obesity and male fertility, respectively. Abstracts of their work have been published in Obesity Facts. 2013:6:1:1-246

[http://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/170983]

Night Eating Syndrome (NES) is a distinct disorder precipitated by stress and manifested by a delayed circadian rhythm. Marina’s work describes the potential link between NES and obesity, focusing on the alteration of circadian rhythms.

Nicola’s work investigated evidenced mechanisms between obesity and male fertility focusing on hormones and the hypogonadal obesity cycle, oxidative stress and inflammation, and environmental toxins.

The research projects were undertaken as part of their BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy and BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science course at the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM), Wokingham, under the supervision of Dr James Neil.

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