Aging is associated with onset of numerous diseases severely affecting quality of life. In this lecture Prof Jan Hoeijmakers of the Erasmus MC talks about his research into ageing. ‘Studying very rare premature aging DNA repair syndromes in children we found that DNA damage is a major cause of systemic aging and that nutritional interventions keep unexpected promises to promote healthy aging.’
What causes obesity, how does it lead to illness, and how does one tailor treatment to a patient’s personal situation? These are questions that the Obesity Center CGG at Erasmus MC is looking to answer.
About 25,000 children and 50,000 adults with a congenital heart defect are living in the Netherlands. A team of experts at the Erasmus MC provides them with specialized care and studies how their care can be improved.