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The global epidemic of diabetes and obesity is a major contemporary health challenge, primarily related to the burden of diabetes complications. Clinical diabetes epidemiology examines the course, complications, and prognosis among diabetes patients. Metabolic epidemiology is a related research field examining the role of diet, obesity, inflammation, hormones, and other exposures in causing and preventing disease.

Our research at Department of Clinical Epidemiology aims to improve our understanding of the impact of pre- and coexisting patient and societal factors (genes, lifestyle, comorbidity, drug use, biomarkers, and interventions) on diabetes outcomes, with the objective of preventing future diabetes complications.

DCE is the data management center for the nationwide prospective Danish Center for Strategic Research in T2D (DD2 ) cohort and biobank.


Selected DCE publications


Henrik Toft Sørensen

Clinical professor and chair, MD, PhD, DMSc, DSc

Reimar W. Thomsen

Professor, consultant, PhD