Science meets policy to discuss healthy ageing

Evidence from the DynaHEALTH project is building to suggest that early interventions play a role in reducing the risks. Psychosocial factors also play a significant role in an individual’s risk of ‘unhealthy ageing’. To convey these important findings to policy makers, the project consortium was hosted by Finnish MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen at an event held at European Parliament. 

Posted in Press Releases on 08/03/2019

New study suggests earlier interventions are needed to prevent inactivity in children

Physical activity is presumed to decline with the start of adolescence, however, new research shows that this decline begins earlier than previously thought. 

Posted in Press Releases on 14/12/2018

New study shows an epigenetic link between prenatal exposure to maternal smoking and offspring's cardio-metabolic health

According to new research, epigenetic changes found in the offspring exposed to maternal smoking during pregnancy or in current smokers are linked to smoking-related diseases in adulthood.

Posted in Press Releases on 13/11/2018

New evidence to support the importance of psychosocial factors in determining type 2 diabetes risk

The research findings ‘Understanding the complexity of glycaemic health – Systematic bio-psychosocial modelling of fasting glucose in middle-age adults; a DynaHEALTH study’ have recently been published in the International Journal of Obesity.

Posted in Press Releases on 21/08/2018

Weight Loss before Puberty Minimises Increased Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes as Adults in Boys who were Overweight

Childhood overweight at 7 years is associated with increased risks of type 2 diabetes in adulthood only if it continues until puberty or later ages, according to a study titled “Change in Overweight from Childhood to Early Adulthood and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes” published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Posted in Press Releases on 05/04/2018

New research shows unemployment is related to type 2 diabetes in middle-aged men

A new study from EU-funded H2020 project DynaHEALTH explores the relationship between varying lengths of unemployment with the risk of type 2 diabetes in the general population.

Posted in Press Releases on 11/05/2017

Developing future recommendations for healthy ageing in European citizens

DynaHEALTH - A ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research project was launched at the European Parliament to engage with key policymakers. 

Posted in Press Releases on 21/09/2015

New European action to promote healthy and active ageing

DynaHEALTH: New European action to promote healthy and active ageing through reducing the risks of obesity and type 2 diabetes, and promoting social functioning and workability.

Posted in Press Releases on 08/05/2015