Xinting Cai

Xinting Cai


Early Stage Researcher at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (GmbH) - Institute of Epidemiology, Mental Health Research Unit


Helmholtz Zentrum München
Ingolstädter Landstr. 1
D-85764 Neuherberg

Raum: 229 (Building 56)
Telefon: +49 89 3187-49395

Research Interest

My major research interest is how excessive liver fat accumulation, especially at a clinically relevant stage (≥5% of hepatocellular lipids), is influencing our cardiometabolic health. The most important research directions of mine include: 1. the associations between liver fat content and subclinical vascular diseases, such as aortic aneurysm and atherosclerosis; 2. The association between fatty liver and the development of other metabolic disorders, such as chronic kidney diseases. We aim to use data collected using advanced medical imaging modalities and non-invasive tools to assess liver fat content/ presence of fatty liver and subclinical vascular diseases. The source of our data is population-based cohort studies. This underlies the accuracy of our data and the implication in entangling the independent contribution of fatty liver with the coexistence of other metabolic disorders in the development of cardiovascular diseases.


apl. Prof. Dr. Barbara Thorand
Priv. Doz. Dr. Simon Hohenester
Dr. Jana Nano

Curriculum Vitae


2018 - presentPh.D. candidate in Medical Research: Epidemiology & Public Health, LMU Munich, Germany
2015 - 2017 Master of Science in Nutrition and Health, Wagenigen University, Netherlands
2010 - 2015 Bachelor of Medicine, major in Preventive Medicine, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


2017 Internship in Cancer Epidemiology at German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany