Chronic non-communicable diseases (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases) are responsible for the deaths of millions of people worldwide every year. Although it has repeatedly been claimed that the increased prevalence of these diseases was mainly due to the ageing of the population, Recent data show that the increased frequency of these conditions is being experienced by older people, such as obesity and juvenile diabetes.

The environment around us and our lifestyle therefore play a key role in determining the individual risk of developing one of these diseases. The new techniques available for the study of the molecular bases of these diseases have given us useful indications on their pathogenic mechanisms. However, the prevention of these conditions passes in an indispensable way through the awareness of the mechanisms of interaction between the environment and the human organism, and awareness of the behaviors to be adopted at the individual and social level to prevent these diseases.

Venue: Sala Convegni del CeSI-MeT in Via Luigi Polacchi, 11 – 66100 Chieti

Focus: Red Biotech

Type: Meeting/ Debate

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Organiser: Centro Scienze dell’Invecchiamento e Medicina Traslazionale – CeSI-MeT dell’Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” di Chieti Pescara