Lieke is a PhD candidate for Exposome-NL at the University Medical Center Utrecht. She graduated as a medical doctor from Utrecht University. Her research focuses on the role of environmental risk factors for ethnic inequalities in cardiovascular disease.
Lieke van den Brekel, Virissa Lenters, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Gerard Hoek, Alfred Wagtendonk, Jeroen Lakerveld, Diederick E. Grobbee, Ilonca Vaartjes
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