Overweight with subsequent type 2 diabetes as well as colon cancer are widespread common diseases in the Upper-Rhine region, which enormously reduce the quality of life in that region. Results of the modules ‘Survey’ and ‘Bioanalytics’ will verify, that through an increased consumption of fruits and vegetables specific to this region a multitude of bioactive constituents are being ingested. The module ‘Biofunctionality’ examines the efficacy of these constituents from regional foods regarding the prevention of common diseases.
Scientific work regarding the evaluation of cancer preventive effects will be done by Dr. Francis Raul (INSERM U682, IRCAD, Strasbourg, France) in close cooperation with the Institute of Food Chemistry, University Karlsruhe (KIT), Germany. Aside from the analyses of the cancer preventive potential of foods and their constituents, studies exploring the potential prevention of obesity continue to be at the center of attention. During the course of these analyses the efficiency of optimizing food (constituents) technology will be evaluated using selected biomarkers (see topic ‘Bioformulation’). These tasks will be managed by the Institute of Physiology and Biochemistry of Nutrition, Max Rubner-Institute, Karlsruhe, Germany, (Dr. Stephan Barth, PD Dr. Achim Bub). Results from this work will be communicated via presentations (see module ‘Communication’) as well as uploaded to the information platform (see module ‘Sustainability’).
Projet cofinancé par le Fonds Européen de Développement Régional - Programme Interreg IV Rhin Supérieur - "Dépasser les frontières : projet après projet"
Projekt über den Europäischen Fonds für Regionale - Entwicklung gefördert - "Der Oberrhein wächst zusammen: mit jedem Projekt"
Project cofinanced by the European Regional Development Funds - program Interreg IV Upper Rhine: - "Overcome boarders: project after project"