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Diabetes & Obesity. Major Diseases Research. Catalogue of Research Projects (2002-2006) in the Sixth Framework Programme

Funded under: FP7-HEALTH


This diabetes catalogue compiles the extracts of two previously published catalogues which covered EU-funded research in Major Diseases under the 6th Framework Programme (2002-2006). A total of nine projects and a network of excellence (total worth 69 million ¿ relevant to diabetes have been funded with a main focus on genomic approaches. Such a vast effort has resulted in many outstanding results. This research effort at European level is necessary to complement research at Member State level. Diabetes currently affects more than 31 million people in the EU Member States. This number is expected to rise by 20% by 2025. In addition, the EU population still encounters an acute rise in the number of overweight and obese people, and a large
proportion of them are either diabetic (type 2) or at risk of developing diabetes. Children
are at particular risk given the high numbers of 14 million overweight and 3 million obese
children in the EU. The 7th Framework programme (2007-2014) will continue support to diabetes and has included as well obesity, in order to take into account this worrying trend

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