Food Fitness & Pharma - a new type of research initiative
Gastrointestinal bypass, insulin sensitivity and mitochondrial function
Molecular, mechanistic elucidation of changes induced by gastric bypass operation in mitochondrial function and insulin action in skeletal muscle and fat as studied by euglycemic clamps in man at different time points after surgery and compared to changes in gut hormone profiles.
Lead by Professor Erik Richter
Lipid-induced insulin resistance: reversibility by physical activity and susceptibility by aging?
Characterization of the combined effect of short and long term exposure to high fat diet, age and exercise on expression, function and subcellular localization of molecular targets involved in insulin action in skeletal muscle and fat in man.
Lead by Professor Bente Kiens
Regulation of muscle substrate metabolism and insulin sensitivity: molecular mechanisms activated by exercise.
Characterization of molecular targets including AMPK and its downstream targets involved in exercise-induced changes in substrate oxidation, gene expression and insulin sensitivity in rodents and man.
Lead by Professor Jørgen Wojtaszewski
(Un)healthy bodies – health discourses and physical (in)activity among Danish adults
Activity patterns in different population groups are identified and analysed in relation to different understandings of health discourses, different sport experiences and attitudes towards physical activity as well as eating practices.
Lead by Professor Gertrud Pfister and Laila Ottesen