Professor Karpe’s group researches human adipose (fat) tissue function and the effect of obesity on metabolism. The group is interested in the links between diabetes and cardiovascular disease and upper and lower body obesity. Currently, they aim to clarify the protection which lower body adipose tissue seems to confer, and the detrimental role of adipose tissue around the abdomen, by studying the tissues at both cellular and whole body level.
- Body fat distribution
- Cholesterol and triglycerides in blood as risk factors for heart disease
- Adipose tissue function
Professor Karpe has considerable media experience, including broadcast interviews (including BBC and ITV). His research has been featured in The Sunday Times and many follow-up articles.