Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease



Researchers across Sydney Medical School are working on the interconnected problems associated with obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The approaches are multi-pronged and unite expertise in basic, clinical, public health and health policy research.

Some researchers are working on new and innovative approaches to improve the management of heart attacks, the immunopathology of atherosclerosis and inherited risk factors for heart disease. Others are working to improve the diagnosis and treatment of people with cardiovascular disease through the identification of new gene abnormalities, investigating how biological signals communicate between and within cells, and understanding how genes and their mutations cause disease.

Another significant group is working to reduce the individual and societal impact of obesity and lifestyle-related chronic disease, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. This approach focuses on important underlying factors, including obesity, inappropriate nutrition and physical inactivity.

The Charles Perkins Centre

The Charles Perkins Centre aims to ease the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by translating the work of the University of Sydney into real-world solutions.
More on their research, news and events.

Boden Institute for Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders

The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders is a joint initiative of the Faculties of Health Sciences, Medicine and Science. It is committed to reducing the individual and societal impact of obesity, eating disorders and lifestyle-related chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, mental illness and osteoarthritis.