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Diabetes & Metabolic Disease

The rate of diabetes (type II) is increasing hand in hand with obesity and now poses a major health problem in most developed countries, including New Zealand. Diabetes accelerates many other disease processes, including cardiovascular disease, but the mechanisms linking the metabolic changes associated with obesity through to diabetes and cardiovascular disease are still far from clear.

The Maurice Wilkins Centre research programme in diabetes and related metabolic conditions aims to identify pathways to new treatments for diabetes and its associated complications.

THE MAURICE WILKINS CENTRE UNDERTAKES RESEARCH IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS

Hormones controlling metabolism

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Genetic predisposition to obesity and diabetes in New Zealand populations

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How does bariatric surgery improve glucose homeostasis?

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR DIABETES & METABOLIC DISEASE RESEARCH PROGRAMME