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The NSW Pituitary Awareness Seminar is hosted by the Garvan Institute on alternate years and 2008 was such a year. The topics related to the inter-relationship between the Pituitary gland and issues of weight and mood, two issues which appeared to “strike a cord” with a number of members.
The presentation was broken into 2 sessions with 3 short inter-related topics followed by a question time, in each.
The main thread of the topics indicated that it was almost impossible to determine whether the pituitary disorder caused the weight or mood issues or whether lifestyle issues which cause weight or mood problems affect the pituitary function. Whichever is the case, unfortunately those people suffering from pituitary disorders will have no “easy fix”, keeping as fit and active as possible with a healthy diet is essential to have the best quality of life.
Thank you to the staff at the Garvan Institute, particularly Professor Ken Ho who is an avid supporter of the Pituitary Foundation, for the professional and polished performance which he and his staff produced.