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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Rethinking succinate: an unexpected hormone-like metabolite in energy homeostasis.

Fernández-Veledo S et Al.

Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Sep;32(9):680-692. doi: 10.1016/j.tem.2021.06.003. Epub 2021 Jul 20. PMID: 34301438 Review

Elevated plasma succinate levels are linked to higher cardiovascular disease risk factors in young adults.

Osuna-Prieto FJ et Al.

Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2021 Jul 27;20(1):151. doi: 10.1186/s12933-021-01333-3. PMID: 34315463 Free PMC article.

Effects of stem cells from inducible brown adipose tissue on diet-induced obesity in mice.

Calvo E et Al.

Sci Rep. 2021 Jul 6;11(1):13923. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-93224-6. PMID: 34230537 Free PMC article

Succinate Pathway in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Potential as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Marker.

Terra X. et Al.

Cancers (Basel). 2021 Apr 1;13(7):1653. doi: 10.3390/cancers13071653. PMID: 33916314 Free PMC article.

Survivin drives tumor-associated macrophage reprogramming: a novel mechanism with potential impact for obesity.

Benaiges E. et Al.

Cell Oncol (Dordr). 2021 Aug;44(4):777-792. doi: 10.1007/s13402-021-00597-x. Epub 2021 Mar 12. PMID: 33710603.



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