The article includes details of the work that Wareed is currently conducting using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), to understand the importance of body fat distribution in the development and progression of major diseases, including diabetes and some forms of cancer.
Wareed's research goal is to help develop a new mechanistic understanding for obesity-related disease progression, which will lead to better use of existing obesity therapies. Long-term, Wareed hopes that her work will help design new anti-obesity strategies, as well as more personalised obesity treatments. These treatments could impact significantly on the current UK public health spending, which amounts to around £47 billion every year of direct and indirect spend on obesity*.
*According to the Guardian.