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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
833 06 Bratislava
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