Postal address

Uppsala universitet
Womens and childrens health
Akademiska sjukhuset
SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden

Visiting address

MTC-house: Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, floor 1


+46 18 611 00 00 (exchange)


+46 18 611 55 83


Pediatric Endocrinology

The research group Pediatric Endocrinology works with projects related to growth and metabolism during infancy and childhood

Research within pediatric endocrinology contributes to the understanding of hormonal influences on neonatal metabolism as well as of regulation of growth and development during childhood and puberty.

We study maternal energy substrate production in pregnancies complicated by intrauterine growth retardation or increased fetal growth and also metabolism in the newborn infants. Such infants are at risk for metabolic disease later in life. Since fetal conditions are important for adult life we use Swedish registers to study relationships between birth size and growth, intellectual performance as well as adult disease.

Prematurity is frequently associated with problems related to postnatal growth and development. In our group studies on effects of neonatal care and nutrition on growth and development are in progress.

Eating disorders influence somatic development. Studies of endocrine and metabolic consequences of anorexia nervosa are ongoing. Overweight and obesity during childhood represents an increasing problem globally. We perform studies of energy balance and insulin resistance in children and adolescents with overweight or obesity.