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Effect of diet and lifestyle on risk of gastrointestinal infection and allergy in early lfe; consumer knowledge, attitudes and needs

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK1-CT-2002-02606

  • Start date

    1 January 2003

  • End date

    30 June 2006

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 194 008

  • EU contribution

    € 2 601 664

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

Objective

Although there is strong evidence for links between diet, lifestyle and gut to in infectious disease and allergy, there is little knowledge of the mechanisms and no established markers of risk to target treatment and advice for those infants at high risk. In this project, a multi-disciplinary team will investigate these problems across five countries in Europe with very different diet and lifestyle and different risks of allergy and childhood infection. New tools for establishing consumer attitudes to foods and feeding behaviour and to the relationship between lifestyle, diet and disease in infancy will be developed and applied in groups of infants in five countries in north and south Europe, participating in a either a cross sectional, allergy case control, or an intervention study of infant functional foods. The infants will provide faecal samples throughout the first year and these will be used to identify risk factors and biomarkers for disease incidence. Data will be used for a variety of disseminations to health professionals, the food industry and consumers.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

Address

Dalnair Street Yorkhill Hospital For Sick Childre
G3 8sj Glasgow

United Kingdom

Participants (11)

AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA POLICLINICO DI MODENA

Italy

HERO ESPANA S.A.

Spain

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Sweden

MILUPA GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM DUESSELDORF

Germany

UNIVERSITE DE DROIT D'ECONOMIE ET DES SCIENCES D'AIX-MARSEILLE III

France

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK1-CT-2002-02606

  • Start date

    1 January 2003

  • End date

    30 June 2006

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 194 008

  • EU contribution

    € 2 601 664

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

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