Studium Generale lecture by Virissa Lenters on the exposome

25 March 2021

The food we eat, the air we breathe, and the stress we experience. In 'The Bigger Picture', a lecture series of Studium Generale, epidemiologist Virissa Lenters explains how the exposome influences 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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