Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition Therapy

Our research is based on randomized controlled dietary inervention studies examining the effects of nutrients, diet and lifestyle on metabolism and risk of non-communicable diseases. We concentrate on the health effects of the quality of dietary fat, dietary fiber and dietary patterns. Lately, we...

Kaarniranta AMD Lab

The leader of the age-related macular degeneration (AMD) group is Professor Kai Kaarniranta (M.D.; Ph.D.; Chief Physician at the Department of Ophthalmology, Kuopio University Hospital (KUH); Head of Ophthalmology Department).

Neuroinflammation research group

The goal of the Neuroinflammation research group is to understand inflammatory cell functions, especially those of microglia and astrocytes and mechanisms and mediators of inflammatory reactions in neurodegenerative diseases, especially Alzheimers disease and stroke. We use interdiciplinary appro...