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Prof. Thorkild I.A. Sørensen



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Background Information

Employment History

Danish Epidemiology Science Centre at the Institute of Preventive Medicine


Institute for Preventive Medicine

Professor of Metabolic and Clinical Epidemiology

University of Copenhagen

Chairman of the Department of Emergency Admissions and Chief Physician At the Department of Hepatology

Hvidovre University Hospital



doctoral degree ( Dr Med Sci )

University of Copenhagen

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Director, Prof. Thorkild I. A. Sørensen (Institute of Preventive Medicine) Co-ordinator of HEPADIP

Obesity remains one of the really ... [cached]

Obesity remains one of the really big risk factors in connection with the lifestyle diseases that often hit people who are getting old, said professor Thorkild Sørensen who works with metabolic and clinical epidemiology at the University of Copenhagen and head of the Institute of Preventive Medicine at Frederiksberg Hospital.

"The research field that looks at how genes work and interact with environmental effects is very large," said Sørensen. "Perhaps we should look backwards to before the foetus was formed. There could have been epigenetic changes in the DNA in one generation that are transmitted to the next generation."
In line with the theories behind individualised therapies, the professor believes that the development of obesity should be looked at in a holistic way where the individual's social and psychological factors are considered together with the brain's function and the role of the genes.
"In itself it's quite natural and not dangerous for cells to store fat but in some people the fat gathers in too large quantities and damages the cells and the rest of the body because fatty acids that are not burnt quickly or stored are harmful," said Sørensen.

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Supervisors: Faculty supervisor: Prof. Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, Institute of Preventive Medicine.

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Supervisors: Faculty supervisor: Prof. Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, Institute of Preventive Medicine.

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Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, M.D., Dr.Med.Sci

Thorkild I.A. Sørensen is Director of the Institute of Preventive Medicine, which is a department of the Bispebjerg Hospital, a Copenhagen University Hospital, and he is Professor of clinical epidemiology at the Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His main filed of research is obesity epidemiology, both causes and consequences.

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