Method to predict process of progressive diseases

A team of researchers, led by Natal van Riel, has developed a method to simulate how a disease will develop over a larger timespan. The predictions are tested with success during experiments, on a syndrom where obesity occurs in combination with a disturbed metabolism.

The diseasew here high cholesterol and a fatty liver occur, is called metabolic syndrom. It is associated with obesity and it can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart diseases.