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Diet constitutes one of the most important modifiable risk factors for all kinds of diseases. How exactly can food influence our health? With this article, PAN wants to illuminate some of the basic mechanisms of how nutrition acts on our metabolism.
It may sound clichéd, but it’s true: food is (…)
50 to 70 percent of the cells within our body are not human. They are from microbes and bacteria that inhabit our body – our skin, respiratory tract, and especially the gut. In the past decade, research and knowledge of the gut microbiome has increased exponentially. The term “microbiome” refers to (…)read more
Provided that our genes determine our growth, our appearance, our functioning, and the development of disease – how is it possible that two people with the same genetic disposition, e.g. identical twins, do not always share the same looks or even the same illnesses? (…)read more
The so-called Blue Zones are regions of the world where people live much longer and healthier than average. They suffer from only a fraction of the diseases that are putting a great burden on people in other parts of the developed world. To date, five geographic areas have been identified where people live statistically the longest: (…)read more
The world of health care has seen some tremendous changes within the last few decades. Through measures of public health, vaccinations, and antibiotic and antiviral drugs, deaths caused by infectious diseases are (…)read more
Health professionals around the world are facing a profound crisis: despite advancements in pharmacology and tremendous personal and financial efforts in health care systems, chronic, so called non-communicable diseases (NCDs) cannot be treated adequately (…)read more
As chronic, non-communicable diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity, have been rising dramatically for a few decades now – and as they seem to be accelerating – the face of healthcare has changed quite dramatically as well. Patients and their (…)read more
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