30 Mar 2022 | 10.00 - 11.30Online
Obesity is a chronic disease and can be attributed to a number of factors including, biology, genetic risk, life events, food and the environment. The LongITools project is studying the interactions between the environment, lifestyle, and health in determining people’s risks of developing metabolic diseases such as obesity. This forum will include short presentations covering the challenges of obesity and the research being undertaken.
The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...Read More