Antiviral dryg. Polarized crystals (photographed through a microscope) of the drug 2-3 dideoxyadenosine. Photo: NIH, cc-by-nc

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Research into endocrinology and metabolism touches upon many of the most important health problems of our time, including diabetes, obesity, hypertension, osteoporosis and hormonal disturbances. The research involves e.g. nutrition, physical activity, anaesthesia and intensive care, drug metabolism, psychiatry, neurology, nephrology and gastroenterology.

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Why some people become obese

Weight gain can, in some cases, be attributed to a reduced ability to metabolise fat, according to Professor Mikael Rydén and colleagues. The researchers are now developing means of measuring the ability to break down fat.

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