Pernille Falberg Rønn

Clinical Epidemiology

Research area

1. Obesity epidemiology: causes of obesity and the associated health consequences such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

2. Ethnicity and global health: differences in lifestyle diseases between populations

3. Greenland: epidemiological research related to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in Greenland

4. Register-based analyses: analyses linking clinical and epidemiological data with national registers  

Current research

Obesity-associated risk of cardiometabolic disease: the influence of ethnicity
Aim: To investigate ethnic differences in obesity, including abdominal fat measured by ultrasound, and the associations with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The project combines data from large population-based studies conducted in Greenland, Canada, Kenya and Denmark.

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