New dietary strategies addressing the specific needs of the elderly population for healthy ageing in Europe

NuAge

Alkamispäivä

01.05.2011

Päättymispäivä

30.04.2016

Tiivistelmä

NU-AGE is a project about nutrition in elderly and how the right diet prevent
age-related diseases such as atherosclerosis (thickening of artery walls and a
risk factor for heart disease), type 2 diabetes and neurodegeneration leading to
cognitive decline.

The core part of the project is a 1-year dietary intervention in which 625 elderly
people across Europe will be asked to eat according to a 65+ food guide that has
been developed for the project. To measure the effects of the diet blood, urine
and other samples will be collected from the participants before and after the
intervention. The results will be compared with a control group, 625 elderly who
have not modified their diet.

Based on the knowledge gained from the intervention study NU-AGE will
develop food products designed especially for elderly consumers. Socioeconomic
determinants for food choice in elderly will as well be studied and the
best ways to communicate dietary recommendations to elderly people will be
explored.

More information from the project´s website: http://www.nu-age.eu/