Project

Nutrition and genetic predisposition as determinants of serum lipids and fatty acid status in healthy children and adolescents

Duration
01 October 2009 → 13 January 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Nursing
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
nutrition paediatrics cardiovascular risk genetic predisposition fatty acids
 
Project description

An important player in pathophysiology of cardiovascular risk is the tissue availability of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids of which the ratio is determined bij the interaction of nutrition and genetical predisposition. The combined influence of these determinants on serum lipids and fatty acid status in children and adolescents will be assessed, based on data of two European projects.