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
- UEF researchers secure funding to contribute to international Human Cell Atlas (20.04.2018)
- Fatty fish and camelina oil are beneficial for your HDL and IDL cholesterol (17.04.2018)
- Antiepileptic drugs increase risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia (09.04.2018)
- New health benefits discovered in berry pigment (04.04.2018)
- Opioid analgesics reduce use of antipsychotics in persons with Alzheimer’s disease (26.03.2018)
- Laboratories of Genome Center of Eastern Finland and UEF Brain Research Unit receive accreditation (23.03.2018)
- Good motor skills may enhance reading skills in obese children (20.03.2018)
- High omega-6 levels can protect against premature death (19.03.2018)
- Long-term proton pump inhibitor use does not increase hip fracture risk among Alzheimer’s patients (13.03.2018)
- IPS stem cells help combat Finnish heart diseases (12.03.2018)