Anne Raben

Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports. Faculty of Science. University of Copenhagen. Denmark.


Biography

Anne Raben (AR) is Ph.D. in Human Nutrition, Professor in the Obesity Research Unit, and Head of Study Board at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports (NEXS), SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. AR has more than 25 years of experience with clinical intervention studies within the area of obesity and related diseases.

Main research topics have been on dietary and drug-induced changes in body weight, appetite regulation, energy expenditure, metabolic parameters and risk markers of CVD and T2D. Especially, the role of different macronutrients and carbohydrates - including sugar, non-caloric sweeteners, and glycemic index - has been in focus.
Currently, AR is Project Coordinator of the large multinational EU FP7 project “PREVIEW”, Prevention of Diabetes through lifestyle Intervention and populations studies in Europe and around the World (www. Previewstudy.com). The core of the project is a 3-year multicentre clinical trial in 2,500 pre-diabetic overweight children and adults.