Elderly people represent an increasing fraction of the European population. Their higher susceptibility to degenerative and infectious diseases lead to rising public health and social concerns. Appropriate preventive nutrition strategies cane applied to restore and maintain a balanced intestinal micro flora exerting protective functions against the above disorders. The present program is based on the application of selected biomarkers in hypothesis driven human studies. We will identify structural and functional specificities of the alderfly's intestinalmicroflora across Europe. Using this baseline information, we will investigate functional food based preventive nutrition strategies aiming to beneficially affect the functional balance of the alderfly's intestinal micro flora. Expected outcome include nutritional recommendations as well as new concepts and prototype functional food specifically adapted for health benefits to the elderly population.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
171 77 Stockholm
RG6 6AP Reading
BT52 1SA Coleraine