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Perspectives for Project FINE

Overweight can lead to obesity, and obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes, which has many serious complications, including cardiovascular disease. This downward spiral can and must be stopped; thus, it is important to learn how effective physical exercise can be in reducing overweight, and what mechanisms are behind this. The knowledge gained can be communicated to the population, and this will hopefully help to stop the obesity epidemic and its associated complications. In the longer term, the research may reveal "targets" that can be used in the development of preventative medicines.