Klinik und Poliklinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin
 Universitätsmedizin Leipzig

Antje Körner Group: "Childhood Obesity & Endocrinology"

Our group is interested in the causes and consequences of childhood obesity. Commonly, (childhood) obesity is supposed to result from an imbalance of energy intake and output. But is it really as simple as that? We are interested in questions like: When does obesity in children develop? What favours development of obesity in children? What happens in the adipose tissue itself? What is the connection between excess adipose tissue and the development of comorbidities in children? We are addressing such questions in our dedicated team of biologists, nutrional scientists, physician scientists, clinical and technical assistants. We combine methods of basic experimental scienctific research along with clinical and genetic studies in children and adolescents. See our “research topics” for more information on the projects.

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Latest News

Our latest data on the critical age of development of obesity in children are now published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In this large population-based longitudinal study, we show that obesity manifests early in life in children and once present has a very likelihood to persist. The most excessive weight gain occurred early - between 2 and 6 years of age - and subsequently continued at a lower but still constantly positive rate which further worsens obesity.

Find full article including "abstract video" here 
Original publication in N Engl J Med 2018; 379:1303-1312; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1803527

See more details/press release here

Date: 04.10.2018

Letzte Änderung: 04.10.2018, 10:29 Uhr
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