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From Genetic Discovery to Future Health

The European Network for Genetic and Genomic Epidemiology

Heart failure, stroke, diabetes and obesity are a major public health concern in Europe. Our own behavior, like an unhealthy diet, too little physical activity or smoking, can influence the risk factors, but there's more to the story. Causes for these disease are also partly genetic. How can we understand this complex interplay between genetic and behavioral causes for disease?


Produced by Fast Facts<br />
With the support of ENGAGE<br />
The ENGAGE project has received research funds from The European Community&#39;s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), grant agreement HEALTH-F4-2007- 201413<br />
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Thanks to the European Network for Genetic and Genomic Epidemiology (ENGAGE), the researchers of ENGAGE, Isabelle Budin Lj&oslash;sne (Norwegian Institute of Public Health), Huei-yi Shen (Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland)<br />
With images from: Obesity Research Unit, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland<br />
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Made by: Marieke Aafjes &amp; Moira van Dijk 2012<br />
In cooperation with<br />
Camera, editing &amp; compositing: Jonathan Massey / Persistent Vision<br />
Music: Daan van West<br />
Graphic design: SproetS