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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 the department is to evaluate associations between diet and lifestyle and occurrence of type 2 diabetes and its complications. The research concept is based on the assumption that this disease develops through interaction between genetic and lifestyle factors.
Current research topics include:
• Associations between diet, lifestyle and diabetes risk and complications
• Metabolic markers to evaluate potential mechanisms
• Interaction of diet and lifestyle factors with genetic background
• Prediction of diabetes
With regard to diet as risk factor, we use different approaches to reflect the multidimensional character of this exposure, in particular
• Evaluation of single nutrients and foods
• Use of biomarkers as alternative method for assessment of dietary exposures
• Dietary pattern analysis reflecting exposure to whole diets
The research of the department is based on data from the Potsdam EPIC* Study , among others.
Within this study, our department collaborates closely with the Department of Epidemiology .
* EPIC: European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition
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