Sunday, 24th September, 2017

Middle-Aged and Elderly Health

The Middle-Aged and Elderly Health tier evaluates nutritional and lifestyle factors and their role in middle aged and elderly health.

Main objectives

  • To study the influence of nutrition and lifestyle on middle-aged and elderly health.
  • To study the influence of nutrition and lifestyle on all-cause and cause-specific mortality.
  • To study the influence of gene-nutrient interactions on middle-aged and elderly health.

Within the tier of Middle-Aged and Elderly Health, research focuses on the effect of nutrition and lifestyle on cardiometabolic health including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus, bone and locomotor health, cancer and all-cause mortality. Furthermore, attention is given to weight control and dementia.

Nutritional factors include dietary patterns, specific foods, macro- and micronutrients and longitudinal changes in diet over time. Lifestyle factors include sun exposure, smoking, sleep and physical activity.