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
Anti-pandemic lessons and altruistic behavior from major world religions at the time of COVID-19.
- Immune Systems Biology
- Eco-Immunology and Microbiome
Mechanistic aspects of carotenoid health benefits - Where are we now?
Reply to Mrakic-Sposta et al. Comment on “Menzel et al. Common and novel markers for measuring inflammation and oxidative stress ex vivo in research and clinical practice—which to use regarding disease outcomes? Antioxidants 2021, 10, 414”.