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Studium Generale lecture by Virissa Lenters

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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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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