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
- Benzodiazepines are associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease (13.08.2018)
- Frequent sauna bathing has many health benefits, new literature review finds (01.08.2018)
- UEF provides strategic funding for 10 postdoc positions in 2019-2021 (29.06.2018)
- Drinking changes young adults’ metabolite profile (28.06.2018)
- Simple ligament representations in computational modelling can reproduce subject-specific biomechanical response of knee joint (21.06.2018)
- 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)