The foundations for healthy aging are already laid in childhood and adolescence. The consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle, however, often become visible beginning from middle adulthood. In later life and old age, the risk for diseases (e.g. cardiovascular diseases) as well as the risk for losses in physical function (e.g. limitations in mobility) increase.
It is never too early and never too late for prevention, as has been shown in numerous studies. Therefore, this institute explores healthy aging and prevention over the whole life span. By means of intervention studies, we investigate which prevention approaches can be transformed successfully into actions to change a person’s lifestyle.
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