EU Funds a Research Project to Study How Social Inequalities Influence Healthy Ageing
The EU’s Horizon 2020 programme has awarded the Lifepath project a 6 million euro grant to study the link between socioeconomic status and healthy ageing. The project will be conducted by 15 institutions across Europe, the US, and Australia.
The four-year research programme will investigate links between socioeconomic factors, such as education, income and achievements, and age-related health outcomes, such as cancer, heart disease, cognitive impairments and frailty. It will also use molecular techniques to analyse blood samples from existing population studies to uncover biological changes associated with poverty.
The research consortium’s ultimate goal is to provide answers that could reduce the impact of poverty on health.