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.
Healthlife // News
- Scientists unravel genetic basis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in Finns (22.02.2019)
- Academy Professor Seppo Ylä-Herttuala’s consortium secures significant EU Horizon2020 grant for research on cardiovascular diseases (24.01.2019)
- Antiepileptic drugs linked to accumulation of hospital days in persons with Alzheimer’s disease (21.01.2019)
- Effects of linoleic acid on inflammatory response depend on genes (16.01.2019)
- Food can protect against environmental hazards (15.01.2019)
- Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 3 and its ligands in cardiovascular diseases (15.01.2019)
- Drugs targeting transcription factor NRF2 developed for many chronic diseases (07.01.2019)
- EDCMET project secures H2020 funding to study metabolic effects of endocrine disruptors (07.01.2019)
- Egg metabolites in blood related to lower risk of type 2 diabetes (03.01.2019)
- Scientists discover new brain changes in early Alzheimer's disease (20.12.2018)