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C-reactive protein levels in relation to various features of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among obese patients


Obesity is more common among the less educated, suggesting education-related environmental triggers. Such triggers may act differently dependent on genetic and environmental predisposition to obesity. In a Danish Twin Registry survey, 21,522 twins of same-sex pairs provided zygosity, height, weight, and education data. Body mass index (BMI = kg weight/ m height2) was used to measure degree of obesity.

New publication: A Cereal-Based Evening Meal Rich in Indigestible Carbohydrates Increases Plasma Butyrate the Next Morning


Epidemiological studies have shown an inverse relation between a whole grain consumption and risk of type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. One tentative mechanism relates to colonic metabolism of indigestible carbohydrates.

The influence of nutrients, biliary-pancreatic secretions, and systemic trophic hormones on intestinal adaptation in a Roux-en-Y bypass model


PURPOSE: The signals that govern the upregulation of nutrient absorption (adaptation) after intestinal resection are not well understood. A Gastric Roux-en-Y bypass (GRYB) model was used to isolate the relative contributions of direct mucosal stimulation by nutrients, biliary-pancreatic secretions, and systemic enteric hormones on intestinal adaptation in short bowel syndrome.

New publication: UCP1 induction during recruitment of brown adipocytes in white adipose tissue is dependent on cyclooxygenase activity


BACKGROUND: The uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) is a hallmark of brown adipocytes and pivotal for cold- and diet-induced thermogenesis.

New publication: Associations between dietary intake and body fat independent of genetic and familial environmental background.



OBJECTIVE: To determine whether habitual dietary intake was associated with body fat mass and body fat distribution, independently of possible confounding by the genetic and shared environmental background.

The Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2) opening ceremony


DD2logoThe opening ceremony for the Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2) will take place August 25th.

Ph.d. / Postdoc stipends available in the collaborative research project ‘Gene-diet interactions in obesity’ (GENDINOB)


The GENDINOB project is funded by a grant from the Danish Strategic Research Council (Programme Committee for Health, Food and Welfare). The project may be summarised as follows: The current knowledge about gene loci and obesity and diet and obesity, respectively, indicates that further progress in our understanding requires studies in which both gene loci and the dietary factors are included. The newly found 20+ gene loci associated with obesity contribute very little to explain the known genetic variation.

Large grants to DanORC partners


DanORC partner professor Sjurdur F. Olsen and professor Thorkild I. A. Sørensen both recieved large grants when the Programme Commision of Health, Food and Welfare granted 347 mill. DKK to Danish research in Health, Food and Welfare in the autumn of 2009.

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