The DZNE's Rheinland Studie is one of the world's largest health studies. This study analyzes which protection and risk factors influence the health of adults throughout their lives and into old age. Up to 30,000 participants will be involved in research of the interaction of genetic factors, lifestyle and environmental influences as well as their effects on human health over several decades. The study is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the State of NRW. Head of the Rhineland study is neuroepidemiologist Prof. Monique M. B. Breteler. She is Director of Population Health Sciences at the DZNE and Professor at the University of Bonn.
What insights has she already brought to light? What can everyone contribute to prevention? Prof. Breteler talks about this in the new issue of "SYNERGIE", the magazine of the DZG (in German only).
To communicate modern medical research vividly and to classify new results - with this goal the Deutsche Zentren der Gesundheitsforschung (DZG) have published their first joint magazine. In "SYNERGIE" they show how interdisciplinary and networked research can help people achieve better health.