Nutrition in Focus


Professor Thorsten Cramer to speak on this subject in his hometown of Delbrück on September 2.


Nutrition is an essential part of our daily lives. Many people know that “unhealthy” eating habits can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, and heart disease. A change in one’s diet can also help alleviate illnesses that, at first glance, do not have much to do with “bad” food choices – for example, migraine, chronic inflammation, pain, depression, and being more susceptible to infections.

Professor Thorsten Cramer, an internal medicine specialist and head of the teaching and research unit of Molecular Tumor Biology at RWTH, will explore this topic as part of “Heimspiel Wissenschaft,” loosely translated as Science Home Game, on Saturday, September 2, at 6pm at Börse hall at Volksbank Delbrück-Hövelhof, Thülecke 12, 33129 Delbrück. Admission is free of charge.

“Heimspiel Wissenschaft” is an initiative of the German Rectors’ Conference and several partners funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research. The project brings scientists originally from rural regions back to their former hometowns. In their talks there, they tell their audience what, how, and why they research and what this has to do with all our lives. These encounters create an excellent forum for exchange between people from rural regions and the researchers (formerly) from there.

Thorsten Cramer grew up in Delbrück. He now works as a professor in Aachen and has been in charge of nutrition consultation sessions at Uniklinik RWTH Aachen for many years. In his lecture, he will talk about what he has learned and present the current state of scientific knowledge in an understandable way. There will be ample time for discussion and questions after the presentation.