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The Diabetes and Metabolic Associated Diseases Research Group (DIAMET) is a multidisciplinary and dynamic research group focused on the study of metabolic derangements associated with diabetes mellitus and obesity morbidities.


The research group is led by Dr. Sonia Fernandez-Veledo and is composed by clinical and basic investigators, technicians and administrative support staff.


The group belongs to the Pere Virgili Institute (IISPV) and University Hospital from Tarragona Joan XXIII, and is integrated in a nationwide net for the study of diabetes, CIBERdem, that was initiated in 2008 by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III from Spain. Likewise, the group is recognised as a consolidated group by the Agencia de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) from the Generalitat de Catalunya since 2009, housed in the Rovira i Virgili University.


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Glycogen accumulation in adipocyte precursors from elderly and obese subjects triggers inflammation via SIRT1/6 signaling.

Terrón-Puig M, Huber-Ruano I, Sabadell-Basallote J, et al. Aging Cell. 2022 Jul 10:e13667. doi: 10.1111/acel.13667. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35811457

Remission of obesity and insulin resistance is not sufficient to restore mitochondrial homeostasis in visceral adipose tissue.

Gonzalez-Franquesa A, Gama-Perez P, Kulis M, et al.

Redox Biol. 2022 Aug;54:10235 doi: 10.1016/j.redox.2022.102353. Epub 2022 Jun 24. PMID: 35777200 Free article.

The Gut Microbiota Metabolite Succinate promotes Adipose Tissue Browning in Crohn's Disease.

Monfort-Ferré D, Caro A, Menacho M, et al. J Crohns Colitis. 2022 May 12:jjac069. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjac069. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35554517

Omega-6 and omega-3 oxylipins as potential markers of cardiometabolic risk in young adults.

Jurado-Fasoli L, Di X, Kohler I, et al. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2022 Jan;30(1):50-61. doi: 10.1002/oby.23282. Epub 2021 Dec 12. PMID: 34898010

Diabetes alters the protein secretome of human adipose-derived stem cells and promotes tumorigenesis in hepatic cancer cells

Ejarque M, Sabadell-Basallote J, Benaiges E, et al. Clin Transl Med. 2022 Jun;12(6):e823. doi: 10.1002/ctm2.823. PMID: 35652810 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

Cord Blood Advanced Lipoprotein Testing Reveals an Interaction between Gestational Diabetes and Birth-Weight and Suggests a New Early Biomarker of Infant Obesity.

Algaba-Chueca F, Maymó-Masip E, Ballesteros M, et al. Biomedicines. 2022 Apr 29;10(5):1033. doi: 10.3390/biomedicines10051033. PMID: 35625770 Free PMC article.




Hospital Universitari de Tarragona Joan XXIII
Edifici Modular de Docència i Recerca, Planta 1

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