The DIFFERENCE Foundation will shine a bright light on the
modifiable causes of the Metabolic, Diabetes and COVID Crisis.
Nutrition and Lifestyle to sustain health and prevent disease are controversial and DIFFERENCE believes that a fresh, deterministic and data-led approach is required for this to change. We want to make the problem as close to a mathematical one as possible.
The Foundation will take the lead on behalf of society, industry and governments to fund and make accessible the best science to inform policies and behaviour to reverse this disease crisis. The primary instrument of the Foundation in this respect is the Scientific Investment Council. The Council comprises a selected group of world leaders in pure and applied quantitative science and is responsible for guiding and selecting the DIFFERENCE-funded research programmes.
DIFFERENCE will exclusively serve the public interest by quantitating the relationship between nutritional lifestyle and long-term health maintenance and outcomes. A special focus in our work is on defence against COVID through empowering populations with the knowledge and the tools to optimise metabolic health, which appears to be the primary modifiable health condition that defines COVID susceptibility. These data analyses will integrate metrics of population health with those of financial risk exposure and return-on-investment. In pursuit of its Mission, DIFFERENCE will catalyse and facilitate the adoption of public and private sector policies and initiatives that leverage research that meets DIFFERENCE’s standards for robustness.
DIFFERENCE will establish a Scientific Investment Council made up of the experts in quantitative research and the application of scientific rigour who will stipulate the requirements of and to select projects to be funded by the Foundation. DIFFERENCE will achieve its goals through aligning with industry to drive its funding and impact. In this respect it has identified Health and Life Insurance as having optimal alignment with the public interest and DIFFERENCE is therefore launched through partnership with this industry. DIFFERENCE will allocate funding to qualified projects that suits the social and medical needs of Society with a focus on the crisis in nutrition and metabolism.