The NutriHealth Group investigates the mechanisms by which nutrition influences health.
The NutriHealth Group activities include scrutinising nutritional exposure through food patterns and (non-) nutrient characterisation, and modelling the diet-disease relationship, with a particular focus on metabolic and health related conditions.
More specifically, the group seeks to provide the research, medical and general population communities with easy-to-use (bio-)markers to assess emerging risk factors of morbidities, such as oxidative stress, antioxidant status, inflammation, and body composition disturbances. This is achieved via in vitro/cellular modelling and human observational and intervention studies, exploring a variety of markers ranging from questionnaires/indices and individual compounds to -omics based tools, also studying factors resulting in inter-individual differences to dietary exposure, such as genetic background and microbiome.
The NutriHealth goal is to expand our expertise to better understand the relationship between (non-) nutrients, dietary patterns and chronic and age-related health issues such as cardiometabolic diseases, cancer, frailty and cognitive aspects, and to contribute to improve the control and prevention of diseases via translational research.
I2TRON – a translational research project exploring mechanisms link dietary fiber, markers of inflammation related to disease and the gut microbiota
CAROPROT – Bioavailability of Carotenoids – Influence of Co-ingested Proteins
LIFANA – To develop and evaluate the LIFANA Nutrition Solution to support healthy nutrition through all phases of ageing
SUSTEATABLE – To assess the sustainability of the Luxembourgish food system
Obesity & cardiometabolic issues in adult residents in Luxembourg (2007 – 2017)
Dietary patterns in Luxembourg and relation to cardiometabolic diseases
OSPEL-2 – to study the interrelation of the exposure to pollutants, micronutrients and body composition in children and adolescents with obesity
BIOVAL – a cross-border project aiming to set up a value chain for the valorisation of spent grains
METHOOD investigating the relationships between the socio-economic and physical environmental characteristics of residential neighborhoods, behavioral CM risk factors with a focus on dietary habits and physical activity, and the metabolic syndrome.
SOCIOMULTIMORBID – Longitudinal effects of social determinants on health-related behavior and multimorbidity among older adults in Luxembourg: Exploring health inequalities.
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Within the Luxembourg Institute of Health, qualified professionals with various expertises are working together striving for excellence.
Their talent, their ability to collaborate and the complementarity of their skills are some of the key elements allowing us to create societal and economical value.
LIH researchers strive to generate meaningful and disease-relevant knowledge and results for patients. Their findings are regularly published in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals, thereby extending the reach and visibility of the institute’s impact.
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