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Joon Young Kim is a patient-oriented researcher with specific focus on childhood obesity, metabolism and type 2 diabetes. His research focuses on understanding of the pathophysiology/pathogenesis of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in obese youth. Specifically, his research has focused on

  1. Identification of novel phenotypic biomarkers and genetic targets of obesity and type 2 diabetes
  2. Pathophysiology of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in obese youth vs. adults
  3. Genetic contributions (i.e., SNPs) to the emerging biomarkers of type 2 diabetes
  4. Interaction effects of genetic component and physical activity on cardiometabolic traits
  5. Effects of lifestyle intervention on emerging biomarkers of type 2 diabetes risk in obese youth


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