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Lecture Studium Generale: How our environment affects our health

24 Mar 2020 | 20.00 - 21.30Academiegebouw

The food we eat, the air we breathe, and the stress we experience. On March 24th epidemiologist Dr Virissa Lenters explains how the exposome influences our health in a lecture of Studium Generale. Would you like to find out more about this lecture, then please visit the website of Studium Generale.

 

 

Our ultimate goal is that people live healthily for longer

Our ultimate goal is that people live healthily for longer

We know far less about the exposome than we do about the human genome. So far, we only understand about half of the disease burden for which we know the environment plays a role. If we want to prevent people from becoming ill, then we need to understand the other half too. We therefore want to systematically analyse the exposome for the first time. We will start with research into the causes of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The techniques and insights from this research will also be applicable to other chronic conditions.

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