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AlecALEC is a new EU-funded Horizon 2020 project which will improve our understanding of the reasons for low lung function, respiratory disability and the development of COPD in older adults.

Through a collaboration of epidemiologists, clinicians, statisticians and geneticists we will conduct our research within large established child and adult cohorts that include over 25,000 research participants.

  • Identifying which behavioural, environmental, occupational, nutritional and other modifiable lifestyle factors, and genes, affect poor lung growth and lung function decline
  • Collecting new data on how parents and grandparents health and lifestyles influence lung health in later generations
  • Identifying genetic markers for development of poor lung function and exposure to disease risk factors
  • Generating a predictive risk score to identify people who are at risk of COPD
  • Making recommendations on COPD research priorities – including the need to establish new cohorts

The ALEC Study is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme

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June 8th, 2016 | Published in Research,