The Metabolic Diseases research community is looking for solutions to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Genetics and genomics, understanding the physiological mechanisms and gene-lifestyle interactions underlying diseases, nutrition and exercise interventions, and raising health awareness are important tools for us. With these, we produce reliable scientific evidence for the early identification, diagnosis, prevention and personalized treatments of individuals at increased risk of metabolic diseases and their complications. Our goal is to improve the cost-effectiveness of healthcare and curb rising costs throughout the life cycle.
The multidisciplinary Metabolic Diseases research community utilizes the extensive research infrastructure, expertise and collaboration of the University of Eastern Finland in basic research, applied and clinical research, and population research.