Liverpool Obesity Research Network (LORN)

Liverpool Obesity Research Network (LORN) is a research network of obesity units and research laboratories based across the University of Liverpool, Aintree University Hospital and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital Trusts. In addition to research activity, LORN helps to organise regional and nationalĀ meetings on obesity.

LORN includes a number of research groups; the Human Ingestive Behaviour Laboratory of the Appetite and Obesity Group, Diabetes & Endocrinology Research Clinical Research Unit (clinical studies in diabetes and obesity), the Obesity Biology Unit (adipose tissue and endocrine signalling), Veterinary Science (neurobiology of nutrient sensing, and Europe’s only clinical centre for weight control in companion animals ‘pets’), Public Health Nutrition and Promotion, and the Epithelial Signalling Research Group (signalling from the gastrointestinal tract). LORN also has a number of other members and associates within the University and associated hospitals.