Ageing, lifestyles and health

More healthy years

We live longer than ever before, but brain diseases, cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes become increasingly common as we get older. Moreover, as the population ages, the prevalence of cancer increases and musculoskeletal disorders make it harder to cope in everyday life. Fortunately, the risk of all of these diseases can be reduced by healthy lifestyles.  ​

Our research has shed light on the genetic background and risk factors of common chronic diseases. We keep finding ways to prevent diseases with healthy lifestyle habits while also developing diagnostics and increasingly personalised and targeted treatments. Our research ranges from molecular-level mechanisms of diseases to effectiveness in health care.

Our goal is to make active living and healthy ageing available to an increasing number of people.