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University Medical Center Groningen

Lifestyle medicine in obesity & diabetes

Mission

Conducting human observational and intervention studies to investigate the impact of lifestyle, physical activity and nutrition on obesity and cardiometabolic health.

Assets

Cohorts

- GECKO Drenthe birth cohort (www.geckodrenthe.umcg.nl)

- LifeLines (www.Lifelines.nl)

Research in physical activity

  • Physical activity and activity patterns in relation to the development of obesity (GECKO Drenthe cohort NL, PATH study China, Dutch Twin cohort)
  • Physical activity and the development of cardiometabolic diseases, including fatty liver, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease (LifeLines cohort, PREVEND cohort, TRAILS cohort)

Research in nutrition

  • To develop a score for diet quality (together with prof. D. Kromhout, prof. G. Navis) in adults and children
  • Diet quality and dietary patterns in relation to the development of obesity (GECKO Drenthe cohort)

Lifestyle interventions

  • Active Care after Transplantation: lifestyle intervention after renal transplantation ( https://www.act-studie.nl/ )

Senior staff
Name Title e-mail address Topic
Eva Corpeleijn (unit chair) Associate professor e.corpeleijn@umcg.nl Lifestyle and metabolism
Ronald Stolk Professor r.p.stolk@umcg.nl Clinical Epidemiology
Daan Kromhout Professor d.kromhout@umcg.nl Nutrition
Dorien Zelle Post doc in collaboration with Dept. of Nephrology d.zelle@umcg.nl Lifestyle medicine in renal transplant patients
Coby Eelderink Post doc c.eelderink@umcg.nl Nutrition
PhD fellows Collaboration
Oyuntugs ByamBasukh Mongolian Government, GSMS o.byambasukh@umcg.nl Body composition and health over the life course
Silvia Brouwer In collaboration with Hanze University of Applied Sciences s.i.brouwer@pl.hanze.nl Lifestyle in renal patients.
Gerald Klaassen Lifestyle in renal patients g.klaassen@umcg.nl Lifestyle in renal patients
Congchao Lu In collaboration with Tianjin Medical University c.lu@umcg.nl Physical activity and health in Chinese and Dutch children.
Anne Looijmans GGZ Friesland, RGoC a.looijmans@umcg.nl Effects of lifestyle in psychiatry
Maryse Osté Nephrology m.c.j.oste@umcg.nl Diet and health in kidney patients
Petra Vinke Nephrology p.c.vinke@umcg.nl Dietary patterns and health
Rikstje Wiersma Movement Sciences r.wiersma@umcg.nl Physical activity in young children
Last modified:20 March 2019 3.50 p.m.