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EaRly Nutrition programming- long term Efficacy and Safety Trials and integrated epidemiological, genetic, animal, consumer and economic research. [EARNEST]

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 7036

  • Start date

    15 April 2005

  • End date

    14 October 2010

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 16 566 401

  • EU contribution

    € 13 426 281

Coordinated by:

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN

Germany

Objective

What is known: post-natal nutritional programming of adult health is demonstrated by 1 Experi- mental animal studies 2 Historical; prospective human observational studies linking size at birth & infancy with adult disease 3 Experimental studies in selected groups of humans with limited follow-up. What is not known: The importance of early nutritional programming. to contemporary EU populations, precise nutritional exposures, timing; mechanisms, nor effectiveness of interven- tions to reverse adverse effects. EARNEST will establish: T9 a multi-disciplinary team of leading international scientists from major research centres across Europe working on critical aspects of nutritional programming, co-ordinated by professional management, with strong horizontal, verti- cal; sectoral integration T1 nutritional programming of adult disease risk by measuring adult disease markers in well-conducted randomised controlled trials of specific nutrition interventions in preg- nancy; infancy T2 quantitative importance of nut. prgr. in contemporary adult EU populations by examining later outcome in large well-characterised population-based prospective studies T3 mechanisms of nut. prgr. using functional genomics in animal, cellular and molecular studies T4 consumer attitudes to nutritional programming. T5 economic impact of nut. prgr. T6 demonstration projects to test new technologies with economic potential T7 professional approach to outreach; communication T8 multi-disciplinary training EARNEST outcomes: Best data from human trials; prospective studies, state of the art determination of mechanisms, critical time periods, key genes implicated in programming, evidence to guide improvements in infant formula; to formulate poli- cies on their composition; testing, interventions proven to prevent; reverse nutritional programming, potential to develop new products with industry, information on socio-economic costs.

Coordinator

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN

Address

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
Munich

Germany

Participants (39)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF PECS

Hungary

UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA

Spain

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON

United Kingdom

DANISH EPIDEMIOLOGY SCIENCE CENTRE AT STATENS SERUM INSTITUT

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS

Denmark

FUNDACIÓ IMIM

Spain

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Norway

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

THE CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL HEALTH INSTITUTE WARSAW'

Poland

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MÜNCHEN - DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FÜR GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT (GMBH)

Germany

ACADEMIC HOSPITAL GRONINGEN

Netherlands

TURKU UNIVERSITY CENTRAL HOSPITAL

Finland

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

THE CHANCELLORS, MASTER AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE BIOLOGY OF FARM ANIMALS

Germany

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE

France

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Netherlands

INSTITUTE OF PHYSIOLOGY OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC, V.V.I.

Czechia

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS UTRECHT

Netherlands

THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

SCHOTHORST FEED RESEARCH B.V.

Netherlands

ASHWELL ASSOCIATES (EUROPE) LTD

United Kingdom

LABORATORIOS ORDESA, S.L.

Spain

TIENSE SUIKERRAFFINADERIJ NV

Belgium

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Spain

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARI VALL D'HEBRON

Spain

NESTEC S.A.

Switzerland

CATCHPOLE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED TRADING AS MINERVA PR & COMMUNICATIONS

United Kingdom

BIOVITRUM AB (PUBL)

Sweden

MILUPA GMBH / DANONE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR SPECIALIZED NUTRITION

Germany

NATIONAL RESEARCH AND APPLIED MEDICINE CENTER "MOTHER AND CHILD"

Belarus

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 7036

  • Start date

    15 April 2005

  • End date

    14 October 2010

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 16 566 401

  • EU contribution

    € 13 426 281

Coordinated by:

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN

Germany