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Image Molecular Epidemiology

Department of Molecular Epidemiology (MEP)



Type 2 diabetes, the most prevalent form of diabetes in Germany, is associated with a genetic predisposition and promoted by overweight and unfavorable eating and lifestyle habits. Aim of our department is to evaluate associations between diet, lifestyle, and incidence of type 2 diabetes and its complications. Our research is based on the assumption that this disease develops from the interaction of genetic, dietary, and lifestyle factors.

Our current research topics include:

With regard to diet as a risk factor, we use different approaches because of the multi-dimensional character of exposure, in particular:

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