Nutrition is an important life-style factor associated with health, well-being, and diseases. For example, the consumption of various micronutrients and secondary plant compounds within fruits and vegetables has been associated with the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and certain types of cancer. Together with internal partners (e.g. CIEC) and external collaborators (EU Cost Actions) we strive to study the relation of micronutrient/secondary plant compound intake, their digestion and bioavailability, and their relation to markers of health and disease such as inflammation and oxidative stress, also looking for novel biomarkers (e.g. via proteomics, genomics). We also host the Int J Vit Nutr Res.
Bioavailability of phytochemicals (carotenoids)
Relation of micronutrients and phytochemicals and chronic diseases
Metabolism of carotenoid and polyphenols
Digestion of micronutrients and secondary plant compounds
Diet and health
Adapted sickness behavior - why it is not enough to limit the COVID-19 spread?
Micronutrients and markers of oxidative stress and inflammation related to cardiometabolic health: results from the EHES-LUX study.
- Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics
- Deep Digital Phenotyping Research Unit
- Human Biomonitoring Research Unit
Phytochemicals as modifiers of gut microbial communities.