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New dietary strategies addressing the specific needs of elderly population for an healthy ageing in Europe

Objective

NU-AGE is a large multidisciplinary consortium (30 partners, from 16 EU countries) involving nutritionists, biogerontologists, immunologists and molecular biologists from the most prestigious institutions in Europe, 5 large food industries, 8 traditional food companies and 1 biotech SME, SPES GEIE and FooDrinkEurope, covering the SME Food Industrial Associations of 13 European countries and the European Confederation the food and drink industry. NU-AGE aims are: 1. to counteract the physical/cognitive decline occurring in the elderly as a consequence of the progressive alteration of different organs/systems (immune and cardiovascular systems, bone, brain, muscle and intestine) by one year elderly-tailored whole diet intervention on 1250 healthy elderly men and women aged 65-79 years (half diet, half control) from 5 different EU regions; 2. to assess the effect of the newly designed food pyramid specific for 65+ EU citizens on the different organs/systems using a large set of biomarkers related to nutrition and ageing, with particular attention to the low grade, chronic, systemic inflammatory status named inflammageing, a major risk factor for common age-related diseases; 3. to perform in a subgroup of 120 subjects in depth studies and high throughput “omics” to identify cellular/molecular targets/mechanisms responsible for whole diet effect; 4. to perform genetic and epigenetic studies to assess the role of individual variability on the response to diet; 5. to adopt an integrative comprehensive approach (systems biology) to analyze the whole set of data. The results of dietary intervention will be used to develop elderly-tailored prototypes of functional foods and to improve traditional foods. The research activity will be accompanied and followed by a strong activity of dissemination and industrial exploitation to support EU strategies on nutritional recommendations, thus contributing to the implementation of legislation related to nutritional and health claims for elderly in Europe.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2010-4
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Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 669 520
Administrative Contact
Valeria Genovesi (Dr.)

Participants (33)

MAA JA ELINTARVIKETALOUDEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Building O - Humppilantie 14
FI-31600 Jokioinen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Xavier Irz (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 907 882
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sue Steel (Mrs.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 385 067
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Bessems (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 331 880
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alain Brelurut (Mr.)
SPREAD EUROPEAN SAFETY GEIE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 272 402,60
Address
Viale Luigi Pasteur 10
00144 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonietta Branni (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 443 250
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David O Connell (Dr.)
QUADRAM INSTITUTE BIOSCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 364 450
Address
Quadram Institute Bioscience Norwich Research Park
NR4 7UQ Norwich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mary Anderson (Dr.)
SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 330 744
Address
Ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02 787 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Brzozowska (Prof.)
FOODDRINKEUROPE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 100 002
Address
Avenue Des Nerviens 9 31
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Beate Kettlitz (Ms.)
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 227 686
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Florence Boivin (Ms.)
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 105 772
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Virpi Rämö
ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 246 220
Address
Vas Konstantinou 48
11635 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Efstathios Gonos (Dr.)
STRATICELL SCREENING TECHNOLOGIES SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 202 224
Address
Rue Jean Sonet 10 Parc Scientifique Crealys Cri Andromede
5032 Gembloux Les Isnes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Salmon (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 103 651
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Stansfield (Ms.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 80 756
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ylva Ekendahl (Ms.)
VALIO OY

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 2 702,64
Address
Meijeritie 6
00370 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Riina Kekkonen (Dr.)
OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 198 244
Address
Fakultetsgatan 1
70182 Orebro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann-Britt Ivarsson (Dr.)
LESIEUR SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 178 158
Address
Quai Aulagnier 29
92665 Asnieres Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alain Huertas (Mr.)
VILLANI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 191 262
Address
Via Zanasi 24
41051 Castelnuovo Rangone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Maletti (Dr.)
PANCRAZIO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 19 998
Address
Via Leonardo Angeloni 1
84013 Cava De Tirreni (Sa)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Annibale Pancrazio (Mr.)
NEWSOL SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 1 724,80
Address
Zone Artinzanale La Combe
83690 Salernes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nadège Chuvin (Ms.)
Wiesbauer Gourmet Gastro GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 19 958
Address
Industriestrasse 5
3454 Sitzenberg Reidling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kamila Adamczyk-Rester (Ms.)
VIDRERES LLET, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 19 969
Address
Carretera Costa Brava 49
17411 Vidreres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Ramón Iglesias (Mr.)
ZEELANDIA SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Malsice 267
39175 Malsice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michal Rada (Mr.)
MAKEDONIKI VIOMIHANIA GALAKTOS ANONIMOS ETERIA (MEVGAL SA)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 19 999
Address
Koyfalia
57100 Koyfalia, Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Georgakidis (Mr.)
YORUK SUT URUNLERI HAYVANCILIK GIDA SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 19 991
Address
Huseyin Okan Merzeci Mahallesi 97059
33090 Mersin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rezan Sergo Yornuk (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 77 774
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ben Van Ommen (Dr.)
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN NUTRITION HUMAINE D'AUVERGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 318 020,60
Address
Rue Montalembert 58
63009 Clermont Ferrand
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Noël Cano (Mr.)
NESTEC SA

Participation ended

Switzerland
Address
Avenue Nestle 55
1800 Vevey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sebastiano Collino (Dr.)
MIRELITE MIRSA ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 19 968
Address
Baross U 78
2730 Albertirsa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adrienn Losó (Dr.)
EC6 SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 18 256
Address
Le Mont
71520 Saint Point
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Commelin (Mr.)
NESTEC SA
Switzerland
Address
Epfl Innovation Park Building H
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Nichols (Dr.)
GRANAROLO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 101 357,36
Address
Via Cadriano 27/2
40127 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angelo Vittorio Zambrini (Dr.)