Impact of dietary emulsifiers on the human gut microbiome and gut health and the search for safe natural or biotechnological alternatives

01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiomes
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health sciences not elsewhere classified
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural, veterinary and food sciences not elsewhere classified
Gut microbiome Western diet dietary emulsifier Western diseases
Project description

This project aims at assessing the impact of the use of emulsifiers occurring in processed foods on the gut and it’s microbiota in order to lighten up part of the link between western diets and the occurrence of western diseases like obesity and metabolic syndrome. On top, the possible use of natural and biotechnological alternatives for conventional emulsifiers will be investigated.