From the 26th to the 28th of October 2017, the Health Campus Immunology, Infectiology and Inflammation (GC-I³) informed visitors in the Allee-Center Magdeburg about the causes and treatments of various diseases, especially metabolic syndrome and cancer.
Cancer is a term that everyone has heard, but many people are not familiar with metabolic syndrome. But, according to estimates from the International Diabetes Federation, 20 to 25 % of the adult population worldwide has this disease, and in Germany these numbers are even higher, ranging from 25 to 30 %. This disease consists of the combination of various factors including overweight, high blood pressure, high levels of blood fats (triglycerides) and high levels of blood sugar. Metabolic syndrome is an important risk factor for diseases of the heart and circulatory system and increases the risk of cancer. Visitors were able to learn about these topics at the stand set up by the Tumor Center for Magdeburg/Sachsen-Anhalt e.V.
Photos: Melitta Dybiona und Antao Ming.