The “Common Soil”

The term “common soil” refers to the hypothesis that cardiovascular diseases (especially ischemic diseases such as infarction and stroke), tumours (in particular hormone-dependent neoplasms such as prostate and breast cancer) and neurodegenerative diseases (such as ” Alzheimer’s disease) considered well differentiated  entities recognize common predisposing conditions, such as diabetes, dyslipidaemia, metabolic syndrome, and common pathogenic roots sunk in a shared soil: inflammation, immunity, endothelial function, blood coagulation system.

The Big Data approach will allow to verify whether the major chronic degenerative diseases are in fact a single entity, which is found in the uniqueness of the individual and the environment surrounding his differentiated phenotypic expression.