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Food-based solutions for Optimal vitamin D Nutrition and health through the life cycle

Objective

Vitamin D deficiency has significant implications for human health and impacts on healthy growth and development and successful aging. Fundamental knowledge gaps are barriers to implementing a safe and effective public health strategy to prevent vitamin D deficiency and optimize status. ODIN will provide the evidence to prevent vitamin D deficiency in Europe and improve nutrition and public health through food. By establishing an internationally standardized analytical platform for 25OHD, ODIN will measure the distribution of circulating 25OHD and describe the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in Europe. Using available biobanks and databases from National nutrition surveys ODIN will delineate the relative contributions of sun and dietary sources of vitamin D to circulating 25OHD. In support of planned EFSA revisions of vitamin D recommendations, ODIN will carry out three RCT in pregnant women, children and teenagers and a fourth RCT in ethnic immigrant groups to provide experimental data to specify vitamin D intake requirements. Using dietary modeling, innovative food-based solutions to increase vitamin D in the food supply through a combination of bio-fortification of meats, fish, eggs, mushrooms and yeast will be developed and ODIN will test the efficacy and safety of these products in food-based RCT varying in scale from small product-specific trials to a large total diet study in vulnerable indigenous and immigrant sub-groups. ODIN has assembled the largest critical mass of prospective adult, pregnancy and birth cohort studies to date and will conduct meta-analyses and individual subject-level meta-regression analyses to integrate standardized data on vitamin D status, a priori defined clinical endpoints and genotype to examine relationships between vitamin D and human health, including beneficial and adverse effects, on perinatal outcomes, bone growth and body composition and allergic disease in children and cardiovascular disease and mortality in adults.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/fertility
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 752 372,60
Administrative Contact
David O'connell (Dr.)

Participants (31)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 404 110
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kaisu Taskila (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 743 894
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inge Tetens (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 358 302
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Sega-Buhalis (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 119 208
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arvid Inge Paulssen (Mr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITETSHOSPITAL
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 196 800
Address
Palle Juul-jensens Boulevard 99
8200 Aarhus
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
John Westensee (Mr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 414 636
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bjarne Friis Ploumark (Mr.)
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 103 536
Address
North Star Avenue Polaris House 2 Floor David Phillips Building
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
John Crisp (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 88 108
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 197 107
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 76 260
Address
Hugstetter Strasse 49
79106 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maren Mihlan (Mrs.)
CHAROKOPEIO PANEPISTIMIO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 160 320
Address
Eleftheriou Venizelou 70
17671 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Souliotis (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 328 810,40
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 100 320
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Telkamp
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 78 068
Address
Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Pilz (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 30 848
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Prieto (Prof.)
ROBERT KOCH-INSTITUT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 28 620
Address
Nordufer 20
13353 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dörte Lorenz (Ms.)
HJARTAVERND SES
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 102 616
Address
Holtasmari 1
201 Kopavogur
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vilmundur Gudnason (Dr.)
DONETSK NATIONAL MEDICAL UNIVERSITYNAMED AFTER MAXIM GORKIY DONNMU

Participation ended

Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 20 775
Address
Illicha Avenue 16
83003 Donetsk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Iryna Mogilevkina (Prof.)
INSTITUT ZA MEDICINSKA ISTRA IVANJA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 99 825
Address
Dr Subotica 4 Prizemlje
11129 Belgrade
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petar Popadic (Mr.)
PAMIDA INTERNATIONAL SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 205 440
Address
Fibichova 13
04001 Kosice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Norbert Bomba (Mr.)
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION RESSOURCE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 108 600
Address
Rue Washington 40
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paul Finglas (Mr.)
CREME SOFTWARE LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 170 154
Address
The Tower, Trinity Technology And Enterprise Campus, Grand Canal Quay
D2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cronan Mcnamara (Mr.)
SPAROS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 59 226
Address
Area Empresarial De Marim Lote C
8700 221 Olhao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Conceição (Dr.)
BANTRY MARINE RESEARCH STATION LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 46 128
Address
Gearhies
P75 AX07 Bantry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julie Maguire (Dr.)
DSM Nutritional Products Ltd
Switzerland
Address
Wurmisweg 576
4303 Kaiseraugst
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eggersdorfer Manfred (Dr.)
MONAGHAN MUSHROOMS IRELAND
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 1 500
Address
Tyholland
Monaghan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Valverde Fernandez (Dr.)
FRIESLANDCAMPINA NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Address
Stationsplein 4
3818 LE Amersfoort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harm Dijkstra (Dr.)
NUTRICIA RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 2 500
Address
Uppsalalaan 12
3584 CT Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Janet Warren (Dr.)
United States Department of Health and Human Services
United States
Address
Independence Avenue S. W. 200
20201 Washington D.c.
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Sempos (Dr.)
LALLEMAND SAS
France
Address
Rue Des Briquetiers 19
31700 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yannig Le Treut (Mr.)
STICHTING VUMC
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Koppelman (Mrs.)