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Fat-soluble vitamin status and metabolism during ageing: functional and nutritional consequences

Objective

Among the nutritional factors contributing to maintain health during ageing, fat-soluble vitamins (FSV) are crucial to protect against free radicals-generated deleterious processes or decrease efficiency of the immune system. However, no sound scientific evidence exists to state about specific dietary needs in FSV for the healthy elderly. This project aims at providing such evidence by undertaking studies on male volunteers distributed between 20 and 75 years of age and coming from 3 European countries. Biomarkers and variables related to status, metabolism and functions will be measured either in steady-provide clear information about the physiological characteristics of vitamin A, vitamin E, and carotenoids. Simultaneously, marketing opportunities for FSV-enriched dietetic foods, specificially designed for the elderly will be determinated. The scientific and economic evidences obtained in this project will provide basis to implement EU.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
Address
147 Rue De L'université
75341 Paris
France

Participants (7)

ASSOCIATION OF THE FOOD INDUSTRIES FOR PARTICULAR NUTRITIONAL USES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
France
Address
Rue De Rivoli 194
75001 Paris
GERMAN INSTITUTE OF HUMAN NUTRITION
Germany
Address
Arthur-scheunert-allee 114-116
14558 Bergholz-rehbruecke
INSTITUTE OF EXPERIMENTAL ENDOCRINOLOGY - SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
Address
Vlarska 3
833 06 Bratislava
KARL-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
8010 Graz
THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD
United Kingdom
Address
Sand Hutton
YO41 1LZ York
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
Address
Carrer De L'escorxador S/n
43003 Tarragona
UNIVERSITE D'AUVERGNE CLERMONT-FERRAND 1
France
Address
Boulevard Francois Mitterand 49
Clermont-ferrand