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Regulatory enzymes of mitochondrial ß-oxidation as targets for treatment of the metabolic syndrome

30 September 2009

PhD ceremony: ms. M. Schreurs, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Thesis: Regulatory enzymes of mitochondrial ß-oxidation as targets for treatment of the metabolic syndrome

Promotor(s): prof. F. Kuipers

Faculty: Medical Sciences

 

The incidence of insulin resistance and obesity is rising to alarming numbers in the developing world. This is mainly attributable to the intake of excessive amounts of calories combined with a lack of exercise. Prevention and/or treatment of obesity and insulin resistance is crucial, not only to reduce the costs of our daily health care but also, even more importantly, to improve the quality of life of these patients and of their children. It is obvious that behavioral aspects should also not be underestimated in this respect but these have not been addressed in this thesis.

 

Last modified:15 September 2017 3.38 p.m.

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