Dietary Patterns in the Ageing European Population: an Interdisciplinary Approach to combat Overweight-Related Metabolic Diseases. The EURODIET project

Impact of Diet, Food Components and Food Processing on Body Weight Regulation and Overweight Related Metabolic Diseases (METADIS 2019)
Dietary Patterns in the Ageing European Population: an Interdisciplinary Approach to combat Overweight-Related Metabolic Diseases. The EURODIET project
Fawzi Kadi
Örebro University


Partner Organization Partner Country
Hospital Clínico Universitario in Valencia, INCLIVA,Spain
Department of Economics, University of BarcelonaSpain
Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna- Dept. of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine;Italy

1. Overall project description

1.1 Summary

An epidemic of overweight/obesity, metabolic syndrome and cardio-metabolic diseases is emerging at

planetary level, and healthy nutrition represents a critical help to counteract this trend. Unfortunately,

simplistic guidelines failed totally or partially, mainly because of THE COMPLEXITY AND HETEROGENEITY

OF NUTRITION/DIETARY HABITS IN HUMANS. EURODIET will tackle such complexity and the

urgent/unmet need of integrated studies by investigating how the COMBINATION of variables usually

analysed separately (ethnicity/geography, sex/gender, socio-economic status/education, previous dietary

habits, physical activity and smoking) affects adoption of healthy dietary habits and conventional as well as

novel metabolic and inflammatory biomarkers in a large number of subjects spanning from 50 to 79 years of

age. This approach is feasible being EURODIET a multidisciplinary consortium having access to existing

datasets/biological samples of large European projects SHARE and NU-AGE and will: i) integrate existing

cohorts and collect new ad hoc data (e.g. omics-based biomarker identification) on these samples; ii) based

on existing data collected at two time points within the NU-AGE project, perform a follow-up study on dietary

habits, health status and incident diseases on a subsample of subjects, iii) perform two proof-of-concept

randomized controlled trials to assess the effects of adherence to a healthy a whole-diet approach in adults

with and without metabolic disease; iv) determine facilitators and barriers for adherence to healthy dietary

patterns; v) bridge the gap between academic research, public health practice and the food production

industry; vi) provide state-of-the-art training to young scientists focusing on the importance of

addressing/combining biological and non-biological variables in dietary interventions and metabolic diseases.

1.2 Highlights

4. Impact

4.1 List of publications

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4.2 Presentation of the project

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4.3 List of submitted patents and other outputs

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