Effects of diet on health and disease
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|- Maternal dietary fat intake, pregnancy outcome and the metabolic health of the offspring
- Regulation of metabolism by short chain fatty acids produced by gut microbiota
|How does high calorie foods drive overeating and subsequent obesity? We investigate the effects of high calorie foods on brain cells that regulate food intake behavior in animal models. Furthermore, the effect of food intake pattern (e.g. binge eating, yo-yo dieting) is being investigated.
|Identification of nutritional, hormonal and genetic factors involved in the development of human obesity and its comorbidities and interactions of these factors in promoting or reducing obesity at individual or group levels.