Lifepath final meeting in Geneve, March 26-27: Lifepath issue 11

Lifepath final meeting in Geneve, March 26-27
Lifepath
is coming to an end and their members are ready to present all the main outcomes of the project. A final meeting will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 26thand 27th, at the Foundation Louis-Jeantet, with the aim of summarizing policy-relevant science from Lifepath and identifying policy options to support a healthy life course.
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How social factors can shape our health through inflammation
People living in more disadvantaged social and economic conditions, especially in young adulthood, are more likely to experience higher levels of inflammation, which in turn can lead to serious health issues like atherosclerosis or coronary heart disease. This connection between social and health inequalities has been revealed by a study published on Nature Communications by researchers of the Lifepath project, an EU-funded consortium that investigates the biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing.
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Socioeconomic disadvantage may trigger chronic inflammation, thus leading to health inequalities
Populations from countries with higher income inequality have higher average levels of inflammation and display greater differentials in inflammation based on individuals’ socioeconomic position. These are the striking findings of a study published on Scientific Reports by researchers of the Lifepath project, an EU-funded consortium that investigates the biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing. 
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Publication date: 
Friday, May 3, 2019