LIFE Health Care Study

Health Care Study

All about LIFE: The Leipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases - LIFE - is a major research project of the Universität Leipzig, Germany. 

Eye on Civilization diseases: With looking at the cause and development of widespread common diseases, LIFE, a major health care study offers the opportunity to develop more effective prevention and treatment strategies.

Tracing the causes of civilization diseases: The scientific network is tracking the causes of important widespread diseases such as metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, heart attack, diabetes, depression, dementia, head and neck-cancer, inflammatory diseases and allergies. Until 2014, 26.500 Leipzig residents - children and adults - will be analyzed clinically and bioanalytically as well as asked about their personal conditions of living. LIFE aims at largely unraveling the interplay between genetic predisposition, metabolism, environment and individual lifestyle at a single location.
The LIFE research network in Leipzig will open up a new dimension of understanding of the different roles of genetic factors, environmental conditions and individual lifestyle in the incidence of widespread diseases. 

LIFE helps to improve the quality of live: As a large scale study LIFE offers the opportunity to learn more about the causes of wide spread civilization diseases and consequently to further explore opportunities for individualized diagnostics and targeted approaches in therapy and prevention. This will ultimately help to improve the healthcare and quality of living in general. LIFE currently is the biggest German research project tackling lifestyle diseases.

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  • Veranstaltungen

    Besuch Staatsministerin 
    Dr. Eva-Maria Stange"LIFE - Gesundheit für Sachsen - eine Bilanz 2015"
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    Wissenschaftskino | Film "Schimpansen"
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  • 03/2015
    Enormer Datenschatz gehoben. Positive Zwischenbilanz für Großforschungsprojekt LIFE-Child

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