Research at Karolinska Institutet spans the entire medical field, from basic experimental research to patient-oriented and nursing research. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden.

Why some people get fat

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.

Publication: Weight gain and impaired glucose metabolism in women is predicted by inefficient subcutaneous fat cell lipolysis, Peter Arner, Daniel P Andersson, Jesper Bäckdahl, Ingrid Dahlman, Mikael Rydén, Cell Metabolism, online 31 May 2018.