To contribute to KI's third mission and Agenda 2030, the Research Network KI Lifestyle4Health was formed in 2019. It is a forum and platform that gathers interested researchers and professionals working with lifestyle factors that can prevent and manage non-communicable diseases.
Funded by Axel och Margaret Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse för allmännyttiga ändamål 2020-2022
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Almost half of cancer deaths are preventable
Data show that smoking, drinking alcohol and obesity are the biggest contributors to cancer worldwide.
The findings, published in The Lancet on 20 August, largely confirm results from smaller studies and highlight how reducing exposure to risk factors could help to prevent a substantial proportion of cancers
Vad spelar det för roll när jag äter? Lyssna på Kerstin Brismar i podden Hälsogåtan
Att regelbundet låta kroppen vila från mat har positiv effekt på hälsan, säger Kerstin Brismar. Och det behöver inte vara mer dramatiskt än att skippa nattmackan så att kroppen får tolv timmars matpaus. I avsnittet berättar hon om den korta fastans effekter på kroppen och varför småätande gör oss både tjocka och ledsna
Innovative Health Initiative launches first calls for proposals
The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) has launched its first calls for proposals, with topics on diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as cross-cutting issues like health data and early stage studies of medical devices.
Read more and partner up with network members!
Professor Carl Johan Sundberg awarded a medal from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf
Congratulations to Carl Johan Sundberg who has been awarded the medal "8th size medal suspended by a blue ribbon" from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf, for his "outstanding contributions as a researcher and educator in health and exercise"
News from the FINGER study: How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lifestyle and behaviors of older adults at risk of dementia
How have social distancing and quarantine measures affected older individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic? Recent research lead by Professor Miia Kivipelto’s team provides some important insights – there were several negative effects but at the same time many lifestyles and behaviors did not substantially change during the first wave of the pandemic, and some even improved.
Debatt: ”Snål budget till att förebygga ohälsa kan sänka välfärden”
Wallberg H, Brismar K, Hellenius M-L och Kivipelto M bidrar till samhällsdiskussionen: "Vetenskapliga utvärderingar visar nu även att risken att insjukna eller avlida i hjärt-och kärlsjukdomar eller insjukna i typ 2-diabetes minskar hos deltagare i preventionsprogrammen jämfört med en referensgrupp där patienterna inte deltagit i programmen"
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Judith Bruchfeld wants to understand long-term COVID
Judith Bruchfeld is a Chief Physician at Karolinska University Hospital and a docent in Infectious Diseases at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Medicine, Solna. She is accustomed to studying airborne pandemic contagion. Early in the current pandemic, Judith saw the need to assemble various experts to investigate long-term illness after COVID-19. “There’s a lot we don’t understand yet.”
Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health
The virtual Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University in Uganda. The aim of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health is to develop capacity and mobilise actions to drive the agenda for sustainable health. The Centre is permeated by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Covid-19 Pandemic and Food Consumption Patterns
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, consumer eating patterns and habits have changed. Before the pandemic, most countries in the Nordic-Baltic region had been collecting food consumption data to monitor the region’s health and food safety situation, but during these unusual times, no data on consumer behaviour exists. Take a look at survey data on food consumption in the Baltic region.
SRP Diabetes is based on several different research groups at Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University. An integrated research environment in the diabetes area has been formed where results are translated between basic and clinical science with the aim to improve the care and treatment of people with diabetes.
Healthcare Sciences and Ageing
Health care sciences include studies in a number of disciplines such as nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, ageing, and health economics. Studies at KI can be applied to such widely-separated areas as cancer, dementia and musculoskeletal problems, as well as defined sub-sets of the general population.
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health Sciences
Researchers in epidemiology and public health sciences study how the environment, lifestyle and genetic factors affect health and the aetiology of disease. This knowledge is used to create methods and approaches for the prevention of disease and ill health.
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Research into endocrinology and metabolism touches upon many of the most important health problems of our time, including diabetes, obesity, hypertension, osteoporosis and hormonal disturbances. The research spans drug metabolism and intensive care to psychiatry and life style issues.
FYSS - Scientific handbook on how to prevent and treat diseases using phsyical activity.
Neuroscience and Mental Health
Neuroscientists at Karolinska Institutet strive to make fundamental discoveries about nervous system function, to teach and train the next generation of scientists and clinicians, and to translate research findings into improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders.
Physical activity and Sports medicine
Led by Professor Maria Hagströmer, this research group studies the link between physical activity and health, the effect of exercise interventions on habitual physical activity levels, and the prevention of sports injuries. They have a number of research projects and collaboration that you can read more about in their webpage.