Integrative Physiology – University of Copenhagen

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Integrative Physiology

Research profile

The Integrative Physiology group covers a broad area of research of muscular, cardiovascular and skeletal adaptations to acute exercise and exercise training. We focus on performance and the health related benefits of regular exercise.
The section uses complex human models and molecular biology techniques to study integrated and isolated effects of exercise and exercise training related to the regulation of muscle metabolism, angiogenesis, blood flow, insulin sensitivity, ion transport, fatigue, temperature balance and bone mineral density. Animal and cell culture models are applied when the aspects cannot be studied in humans due to security precautions.
We focus on novel physiological mechanisms and conduct studies in which the results can be applied to the everyday life in groups of patients, healthy individuals of different ages and athletes.