Different diseases – common metabolic pathways

Many older, but also increasingly younger, people suffer from several diseases at the same time. Scientists at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, together with colleagues from Munich and the United Kingdom, have now identified common risk factors that predispose to multiple even seemingly unrelated diseases. They achieved this by evaluating data from more than 11,000 study participants, from whom both disease progressions and extensive blood values were available. The results argue for a comprehensive approach to disease prevention. The scientists have now published their findings in the journal Nature Medicine.

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