Final Symposium of the Programme on Food, Nutrition and Health
The main objective of the programme has been to enhance scientific quality and strengthen the knowledge base for public dietary recommendations. The three centres of excellence whose activities are now being concluded are NCoE SYSDIET, NCoE MITOHEALTH and NCoE HELGA.
The Nordic Centre of Excellence SYSDIET (Systems biology in controlled dietary interventions and cohort studies) has been working to find new mechanisms to modify Nordic foods and diets to promote health and prevent metabolic syndrome and related diseases.
Nordic Centre of Excellence MitoHealth (Centre for Bioactive Food Components and Prevention of Lifestyle Diseases) has investigated how food from marine raw materials can prevent diseases related to a modern lifestyle.
The Nordic Centre of Excellence HELGA (Nordic Health - Wholegrain Food) has examined the effects of a diet with a strong component of wholegrain products on modern lifestyle diseases such as cancer and diabetes 2.