Apple or pear? Which shape are you and why does it matter?
Explore the link between obesity and chronic health problems like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Join us to discover your body shape and step inside the Bod Pod to find out much more...
Fat Body Slim: Shape Matters! is a science exhibit that delves behind the headlines to investigate the science behind obesity, body shape and health.
The exhibit delves behind the headlines to investigate the science behind obesity, body shape and health, demonstrating Robert Gordon University's cutting-edge obesity research through a series of accessible and interactive displays. Members of the public attending the exhibition are be able to take part in various body size and composition measurements, including the Bod Pod.
Click here to read about one of our past events, or read more to learn about how the Bod Pod contributes to calculating your body fat.
Wishing to re-watch the exhibit Biomechanics presentation? Interested in learning about the biomechanics of obesity? We have produced an online version of our presentation for you to view.
Interested in seeing how body composition is measured? Read more to view a video presentation of the methods we use.
Obesity - or being very overweight - is a BIG problem, and it’s getting bigger. But it’s not just that people are getting bigger, there’s an increase in the sorts of illnesses and diseases you are at risk if you are very overweight – things like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and some types of cancer.
In the UK alone, approximately half of the adult population could be obese by 2050. Our research is about how weight loss could have an impact on body composition and the risk of chronic diseases. Read more to view a quick slide presentation.