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Prof. Kevin L. Grove

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Vice President Obesity Research

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Local Address: Portland, Oregon, United States
Novo Nordisk Inc
100 College Road West
Princeton , New Jersey 08540
United States

Company Description: Novo Nordisk A/S is a Denmark-based healthcare company. The Company provides diabetes care and is engaged in haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and...   more
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Kevin Grove has accepted the position as head of the Novo Nordisk Obesity Research Unit in Seattle. Grove is an expert in endocrinology specializing in obesity and health-related quality of life, and joins Novo Nordisk from a position as senior scientist at the Oregon Health & Science University, and founding division chief, Division of Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism. "I'm looking forward to leading the Novo Nordisk Obesity Research Unit in Seattle and gather a team of preeminent researchers within the obesity and endocrinology field. We have a real opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the management of this disease that impacts so many people globally", said Kevin Grove.
Portland Activists Speak Out Against Animal Experimentation, 19 April 2011 [cached]
They plan to highlight the career of Kevin Grove, an ONPRC scientist who is paid over $3 million a year to keep 150 monkeys obese, as a good example of poor public policy.
April | 2011 | Speaking of Research, 1 April 2011 [cached]
Kevin Grove, the OHSU researcher leading these studies, indicated that an unhealthydiet during pregnancy:
Queensland Group for Animal Rights [QGAR] News Sept 2006, 1 Sept 2006 [cached]
Kevin Grove affiliate assistant scientist Division of Neuroscience
... where this paper was given by Kevin Grove.
Neuroscientist Kevin Grove of the US-based Developmental Obesity Research Consortium said Friday that studies on primates showed foetuses given a high-fat diet had high rates of fatty liver disease, abnormal brain development and insulin resistance.
"Even if mothers were genetically lean, all of the babies were predisposed to becoming obese and diabetic because of the damage we saw in the liver," Grove told the 10th International Congress on Obesity in Sydney.
Grove said research at the Oregon Health and Science University showed a calorie-rich diet, not just one high in fat, was dangerous to foetuses.
He was concerned that in the United States, where two-thirds of the population was overweight, a generation of babies was being born with liver damage that would predispose them to becoming obese and diabetic.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease had increased three-fold in the US in recent years, Grove said.
He believed metabolic abnormalities in many babies were not being detected.
"We are predicting an enormous number of kids that are undiagnosed because they actually haven't developed full liver disease to the clinical level," he said.
Grove said the abnormal liver function meant they were at greater risk of problems including damage to circuits in the brain that controlled appetite.
"We know that these babies are being born abnormal," he said.
Appetite control was a complex issue and high-calorie diets might damage it in a number of ways, Grove said.
"With the circuits that are developing in the brain, [a calorie-dense diet] may end up programming that brain to seek out tasty foods that aren't healthy, or may make them feel more lethargic, so they won't feel like getting up and working out as much," he said.
He said the findings did not mean babies of mothers on calorie-rich diets were certain to become obese or diabetic, just that they were more likely to develop the conditions later in life.
Grove said his next step would be to see whether feeding obese non-human primates a healthy diet could prevent the development of fatty liver disease and problems in the brain's circuits controlling appetite.
"That could give obstetricians and paediatricians an immediate clinical application so they can recommend a specific diet to pregnant women to prevent a lot of these diseases," he said.
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New York Times: Today’s Lab Rats of Obesity | White Coat Waste Project, 3 Oct 2013 [cached]
"We are trying to induce the couch-potato style," said Kevin L. Grove, who directs the "obese resource" at the Oregon National Primate Research Center here.
"Nonhuman primates don't lie to you," said Dr. Grove, who is a neuroscientist. "We know exactly how much they are eating."
To allow monitoring of their food intake, some of the obese monkeys are kept in individual cages for months or years, which also limits their exercise. That is in contrast to most of the monkeys here who live in group indoor/outdoor cages with swings and things to climb on.
While this research is not entirely new and has been the target of some animal rights' group complaints, demand for the overweight primates is growing as part of the battle against the nation's obesity epidemic, according to Dr. Grove and other researchers working with such monkeys in Florida, Texas and North Carolina, and also overseas.
The monkey's daily diet consists of dried chow pellets, with about one-third of the caloriescoming from fat, similar to a typical American diet, Dr. Grove said, though the diet also contains adequate protein and nutrients.
Dr. Grove and researchers at some other centers say the high- fructose corn syrup appears to accelerate the development of obesity and diabetes.
For example, they point to studies in the last two years by Dr. Grove and colleagues showing that when pregnant monkeys ate the high-fat diet, their offspring had metabolic problems.
Dr. Grove said he understood the protesters' view: "I applaud them for that pressure because it makes us do our job better." But he said the study found the diet induced chemical changes in the brains of fetuses that might be responsible for the problems in the offspring.
But Dr. Grove said he needed the animals separated at all times so they could snack between meals, since that is an important reason people gain weight. And allowing them outside, even one at a time, would mean they would exercise more.
"Our research model is a sedentary lifestyle with calorically dense diets," he said.
As pharmaceutical companies move some research to less expensive countries, the obese monkeys are following. "This is a booming industry in China," said Dr. Grove.
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