What is metabolomics?

The changes or dysregulation of our lipid metabolism is known to underpin many diseases including heart disease, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s disease. While the way the lipid metabolism work is well understood, the result of the changes are not.

The Baker Institute's Metabolomics lab are defining the relationships between the lipid metabolism and cardiometabolic disease to advance diagnosis and treatment.

Why is your metabolism so important

Metabolism is the complex chemical processes our body uses for normal functioning and sustaining life. How our body metabolises the food we eat, burns it to produce energy, changes it into other compounds for growth, or stores it as fat can affect our risk of developing metabolic diseases.