Obesity is one of the world’s most prevalent conditions and an important contributor to human morbidity and mortality. It is the main risk factor for metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis and hypertension. It also contributes to the development of arthritis and cancer, accelerates cognitive decline in aging and potentially affects cognition in children.
The Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at the U-M works to enhance basic and translational research related to nutrition and obesity. NORC supports behavioral, clinical, epidemiological, and health services research critical to the discoveries in the preclinical arena for metabolic disease. The projects they have implemented have the potential to have an immediate impact on the clinical care of patients to prevent, modulate, or even cure obesity.
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