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27/03/22 RTV Utrecht: It happens in Utrecht

4 March 2022

'Het gebeurt in Utrecht', translated: 'It happens in Utrecht', is a documentary series from Dutch news outlet 'RTV Utrecht' about remarklable scientists in Utrecht. Roel Vermeulen was featured to talk about the exposome; how non-genetic factors are of influence on our health.

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Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

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 ...

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