Early adipose tissue dysfunction with the development of obesity in children (Prof. Dr. Antje Körner, completed)

Clinical studies have shown that obesity and the excessive accumulation of adipose tissue develops already in childhood and is associated with metabolic and cardio-vascular diseases. Therefore, this research project ex-amines whether the alterations in the biology and functions of the adipose tissue in children are associated with the development of obesity and its associated diseases.

Furthermore, the factors influencing the obesity-associated changes in biology and functions of the fatty tissue in children will be identified and characterized. Samples of children’s adipose tissue therefor are being in-depth examined and the results will be related to the clinical data of the children, for example their weight or body-mass-index (BMI).

Duration: 01.05.2015 – 31.10.2017


Description od research project

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Head of project

Körner, Antje

Prof. Dr. Antje Körner

Member: board of directors
Head of project

+49 341 97- 26501

antje [dot] koerner [at] uniklinik-leipzig [dot] de