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Long-term effects of early nutrition on later health

Objective

Nutrition during early development has an important impact on later health, particularly through greater obesity risk, as demonstrated by FP6 EARNEST. EarlyNutrition explores the current key hypotheses on likely causes and pathways to prevention of early life origins of obesity (specifically adiposity) and associated disorders. We bring extraordinary expertise and study populations of 470,000 individuals to investigate:
• The fuel mediated in utero hypothesis
• The accelerated postnatal weight gain hypothesis
• The mismatch hypothesis.
Scientific and technical expertise in placental biology, epigenetics and metabolomics will provide understanding at the cellular and molecular level, and refined strategies for intervention in pregnancy and early post natal life to prevent obesity.
Using existing cohort studies, ongoing and novel intervention studies and a basic science programme, we will provide the scientific foundations for evidence based recommendations for optimal EarlyNutrition that incorporate long-term health outcomes, focusing on 4 Target Groups: women before pregnancy; pregnant women; infants (incl. breastfeeding); young children.
Evidence is produced from animal and placental studies (Theme 1; T1), prospective cohort studies (T2), and randomised controlled trials in pregnant women and infants (T3). T4 covers scientific strategic integration, recommendation development and dissemination, including systematic reviews and behaviour change approaches.
A strong multi-disciplinary team of international leaders in the field including collaborators from USA and Australia achieves balance and complementarity.
The project’s impact comprises definitive evidence on early nutrition effects on health, enhanced EU and global policies, major economic benefits through obesity prevention and value-added nutritional products, and practical recommendations on optimal nutrition in Target Groups. Wide dissemination will be achieved through active engagement with stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 763 722,19
Administrative Contact
Berthold Koletzko (Prof.)

Participants (39)

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 117 127
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lucilla Poston (Prof.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 388 200
Address
Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gernot Desoye (Prof.)
STATENS SERUM INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 161 400
Address
Artillerivej 5
2300 Kobenhavn S
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sjurdur Frodi Olsen (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 729
Address
Avenida Teniente Flomesta S/n - Edificio Convalecencia
30003 Murcia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elvira Larque Daza (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 59 520
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 150 115
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frederik Frøen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 509 720
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hans Van Goudoever (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 165 240
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosa Solà Alberich (Prof.)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 252 120
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Luisa Mearin Manrique (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 977 264
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keith Godfrey (Prof.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 185 800
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vincent Jaddoe (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 262 140
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristina Campoy Folgoso (Prof.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 223 698,74
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
WARSZAWSKI UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 103 300
Address
Ul. Zwirki I Wigury 61
02 091 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanna Sobczak (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 284 100
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 131 688
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David O Connell (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 111 060
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giuseppina Castelli (Ms.)
INSTYTUT POMNIK CENTRUM ZDROWIA DZIECKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 118 380
Address
Aleja Dzieci Polskich 20
04730 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dariusz Gruszfeld (Dr.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 25 680
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efi Kafentzi (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 2 724,22
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Goyens (Prof.)
MEDSCINET UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 234 579
Address
Westminster Bridge Road St Thomas
SE1 7EH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Svetlana Mikliajewa (Ms.)
GENOMIC INVESTMENTS BV
Netherlands
Address
Plesmanlaan 1D
2333 BZ Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart Janssen (Prof.)
BIOLUTION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 96 561,82
Address
Helmut Qualtinger Gasse 2/2
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iris Grünert (Dr.)
NIZO FOOD RESEARCH BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 63 806,25
Address
Kernhemseweg 2
6718 ZB Ede Gld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nel Zoon (Dr.)
NUTRICIA RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
Address
Uppsalalaan 12
3584 CT Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eline Van Der Beek (Mrs.)
BENEO GMBH
Germany
Address
Maximilianstraat 10
68165 Mannheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ines Holub (Ms.)
ABBOTT LABORATORIES SA
Spain
Address
Avenida De Burgos 91
28050 Madride
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Cazorla
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lauren Rachelle Ryan
HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTH CARE INC CORP
United States
Address
Worcester Street 93
0248110 Wellesley Ma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Celeste Perkins
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
United States
Address
Colorado Street 601
78701 2982 Austin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Green (Mr.)
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
United States
Address
Euclid Avenue 10900
44106 7037 Cleveland Ohio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Hauguel De Mouzon (Prof.)
TELETHON INSTITUTE FOR CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH
Australia
Address
Roberts Road 100
6008 Subiaco
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wendy Oddy (Prof.)
MURDOCH CHILDRENS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Australia
Address
Flemington Road Rch
3052 Parkville
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Julia Malone (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Australia
Address
North Terrace
5005 Adelaide
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Don Mcmaster (Dr.)
CENTRE HOSPITALIER CHRETIEN ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 74 315,78
Address
Rue De Hesbaye 75
4000 Liege
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dominique Masson
STICHTING VU

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Telkamp
STICHTING VUMC
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 246 380
Address
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cedric Van Der Meulen (Dr.)
GenomeScan B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 98 400
Address
Plesmanlaan 1D
2333 BZ Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juliëtte Both (Mrs.)