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
- New Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researchers at UEF (19.06.2018)
- Professor Miia Kivipelto wins Neuroscientist of Year award (13.06.2018)
- High vitamin D levels linked to lower cholesterol in children (07.06.2018)
- High protein diet slightly increases heart failure risk in middle-aged men (30.05.2018)
- Sensory-based food education encourages children to eat vegetables, berries and fruit (29.05.2018)
- Business Finland funding for novel drugs for brain diseases (28.05.2018)
- Kuopio Center for Gene and Cell Therapy opens (15.05.2018)
- Researcher finds help in metabolomics – new animation sheds light on diverse method (09.05.2018)
- Funding granted by Finnish Cultural Foundation regional funds deciphers effects of air pollutants on brain health (09.05.2018)
- Frequent sauna bathing reduces risk of stroke (03.05.2018)