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Tests for lipid metabolism, energy balance and eating behavior, myocardial and
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Center: University of Cincinnati Medical Center; Director: Patrick Tso, Ph.D.
Lipid, Lipoprotein and Glucose Metabolism Core
Diabetes is defined by abnormalities in circulating metabolites; obviously glucose metabolism is impaired, but the presence of certain dyslipidemias can also lead to a predisposition for cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients. This core is capable of measuring numerous metabolic parameters in mouse models pertaining to serum lipid profiles, glucose metabolism and plasma hormones.
Energy Metabolism, Food Intake & Body Weight Regulation Core
Obesity is the major predisposing risk factor for type II diabetes. This core provides comprehensive set of measurements of food intake, energy expenditure (including use of indirect calorimetry) and body fat composition.
Behavioral and Cognitive Core
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