According to the latest data, half of the US population will be obese by 2030. To address this growing epidemic, the Yale University School of Medicine established the Yale Obesity Research Center (Y-Weight), with Nancy J. Brown, M.D., Jan and David W. Wallace, MD, and his CNH Long Professor of Internal Medicine. announced.
The center will be led by Ania Yastrebov, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology and Metabolism) and Pediatrics (Pediatric Endocrinology). Co-director of the Center for Weight Management at Yale University. Director of Weight Management and Obesity Prevention at the Yale Stress Center. Internationally recognized expert in obesity treatment.
The mission of the new center is to improve the lives of people living with obesity through cutting-edge research that will facilitate the development and application of new treatments for obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer. It’s about improving lives. .
“By expanding our understanding of the pathophysiology of obesity and working to develop novel and highly effective interventions, the Yale Center for Obesity Research will work to improve the lives and health of obese individuals,” said Brown. says Mr.
The center’s main activities include the study of human physiology, clinical trials, and health outcomes research. The center’s initial focus is on novel pharmacological treatments for obesity, including new generation nutrient-stimulating hormone-based therapies that target the neurometabolic mechanisms of obesity.
The creation of this center will further facilitate access to clinical research for patients presenting to the Yale Center for Weight Management. Wajahat Mehal, MD, PhD. And Just Lebov, and the entire Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health system. The center is located at 2 Church Street South near the Yale Center for Clinical Research and provides a platform for interdisciplinary obesity research.