Research area Metabolic Diseases

Understanding metabolic diseases

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Investigating the interplay between age, genetics, lifestyle, and environment affecting metabolism


Metabolic diseases are a group of disorders that affect the body’s ability to convert food into energy. These disorders pose increasingly difficult challenges, particularly in industrialised nations where chronic and age-related diseases are prevalent. Why do some people suffer from obesity, dementia or cancer while others with the same lifestyle are spared these afflictions? Researchers are exploring how age, diet, lifestyle, environment, and genetic predispositions may contribute to the development of these conditions.

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