Professor Fredrik Karpe
Professor of Metabolic Medicine, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism; Consultant Physician
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
- Biology of upper-body and lower-body adipose tissue—link to whole-body phenotypes (2015)
- Distinct Developmental Profile of Lower-Body Adipose Tissue Defines Resistance Against Obesity-Associated Metabolic Complications (2014)
- Structural and Functional Properties of Deep Abdominal Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Explain Its Association With Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Risk in Men (2014)
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.