The general objective of our programme is to generate new knowledge in the fields of nutrition, metabolic diseases and neuroendocrinology with a view to preventing and improving the management of health disorders related to each of these areas. The world is currently witnessing an epidemic of nutrition-related diseases, particularly metabolic syndromes associated with obesity. Despite active research and the important advances that have been made, we still do not know the exact causes or underlying mechanisms of these diseases or how to effectively prevent and treat them. Given that these processes are closely linked to life expectancy, quality of life, well-being and the sustainability of the National Health System, their study is of crucial importance. Moreover, the intraindividual behavioural variability of people who live in the same environment is related to varying degrees of disease susceptibility and severity.
- Metabolic syndrome
- Reproductive health
- Paediatric and perinatal diseases
- Neuroendocrine tumours