Our research explores type 2 diabetes and obesity, their interrelationship and investigates solutions for their prevention and treatment.
Diabetes and obesity are linked to a number of health issues, including fatty liver disease, hypertension, stroke, cardiac arrest, lower limb amputation, end-stage kidney disease, blindness and depression.
Our research builds on existing knowledge in this area, with a focus on:
- Traditional Chinese medicines and cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment of obesity and diabetes.
- Molecular mechanisms of fat accumulation and insulin resistance.
- Metabolic disorder and inflammation.
- Depression in people with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.