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Leif Groop

Leif Groop

Principal investigator

Leif Groop

Tyypin 2 diabetes--perinnöllinen kohtalo vai hyvinvointiyhteiskunnan rangaistus?

Type 2 diabetes--hereditary destiny or punishment of the affluent society?

Author

  • Leif Groop

Summary, in English

The pandemic of type 2 diabetes is threatening the entire world population. The number of obese people in the world has quadrupled over the last 30 years. It is clear that the human genome has not undergone such a rapid change, and thus alone does not explain the increased obesity. In fact, the rapidly changing society seems to be on a collision course with the genome. Through gene research we may hopefully learn the mechanisms by which the genome of some people makes them susceptible to type 2 diabetes while simultaneously protecting against the effects of unfavorable environmental factors and diabetes.

Department/s

  • Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • EXODIAB: Excellence of Diabetes Research in Sweden

Publishing year

2014

Language

Finnish

Pages

2339-2346

Publication/Series

Duodecim

Volume

130

Issue

22-23

Document type

Journal article review

Publisher

Finnish Medical Society Duodecim

Topic

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes

Keywords

  • Obesity: epidemiology
  • Obesity: complications
  • Type 2: genetics
  • Type 2: epidemiology
  • Type 2: etiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Obesity: genetics

Status

Published

Research group

  • Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0012-7183