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Empowering consumers to PREVENT diet-related diseases through OMICS sciences

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Multi-omics-based platform to prevent diet-related diseases

Many chronic diseases have multiple causal factors, which can be modulated through diet and the correction of nutritional habits. The disease-inducing factors include alterations in lipid and glucose metabolism, chronic inflammation, oxidative stress and gut microbiome dysfunction. The strategy of personalised nutrition is growing in popularity and requires adequate delivery tools as well as an understanding of diet variables for personalisation, and the removal of barriers in the way of healthy habits. The EU-funded PREVENTOMICS project is building a new paradigm in personalised nutrition strategies based on multi-omics data paving the way towards a more accessible personalised nutrition. The project effort includes the integration of genetic, nutritional and psychological data with metabolomics technologies and computational modelling to evaluate the incidence of disease-inducing factors on the organism.


PREVENTOMICS builds a new paradigm in preventive personalised nutrition based on the potential of omics, especially metabolomics, accessible for everyone.

The novelty relies on a new integration of genetic, nutritional and psychological factors and the application of state of the art metabolomics technologies and computational modelling of the metabolome, to assess the real incidence of disease-inducing factors on the organism, translating this information into personalized dietetic advice for the user, levering on ICT technologies.

The main outcome from PREVENTOMICS is a novel mFood Platform, a unique-in-its-kind service, interoperable with current existing Apps for monitoring health status and with personalized nutrition software, thus opening the door to the personalization of any type of health treatment where combinations of genetic, biological, nutritional and psychological factors are important.

PREVENTOMICS will be validated in 3 different case scenarios, performing relevant interventional studies with healthy and obese volunteers, to demonstrate its potential for personalization of nutrition at the 3 levels of the food value chain (processing and distribution, marketing and consuming), those closest to the end-users/consumers.

Maximum impact will be ensured through well-balanced dissemination, standardarisation, communication and by the exploitation of the mFood platform, the menu recommendations, the personalised food elaboration and delivery, the food ingredients for personalised food and the personalised food shopping offer available for personal self-care and for professional services.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 094 381,25
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 1 094 381,25

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