15 January 2024
Why does one person become overweight and another not? An important factor is the living environment, physical and social.
An interview with Jeroen Lakerveld in NRC about the project OBCT, Obesity: Biological, socioCultural and environmental risk Trajectories. Simply put, the researchers look at groups of people with different backgrounds in different places. Why does one person become overweight and another not?*
*Interview in Dutch
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