METADIS - Impact of Diet, Food Components and Food Processing on Body Weight Regulation and Overweight Related Metabolic Diseases
In collaboration with JPI OCEANS and FACCE-JPI, the JPI HDHL launched the ERA –HDHL 3rd Joint Funding Action (JFA) ”Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security” in 2019. The call is in progress and the Knowledge Hub has not been funded yet.
It is well recognised that the overconsumption of energy-dense food combined with an inactive lifestyle are important causes for overweight, obesity and other metabolic alterations increasing the risk for several chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. However, the exact mechanisms are still not well understood and also vary on an individual level. Body weight regulation is controlled by various biological processes, which are influenced by dietary composition and related to the consumption of specific food components. In addition, also the macronutrient composition of diet as well as other food characteristics such as bioactive components, energy density, taste, aroma, texture, etc. affect appetite and/or metabolic regulation at biological and psychological level and in consequence influence risk factors for overweight-related metabolic diseases.
Aims of the call
The aim of this call is to support transnational, collaborative research projects that address important research questions regarding the effects of food (components) or diets and/or food processing on overweight and related metabolic diseases. An additional objective is to support Early Career Scientists in the area of food, nutrition and health.
Proposals should focus on one or both of the following topics:
- Identification of food (components) or diets that affect appetite and/or satiety, body weight regulation and/or risk factors for the development of overweight related metabolic diseases as well as the underlying mechanisms. This includes the understanding of individual responses to food components or diet.
- The effect of food processing and/or storage conditions on food components, and the mechanisms by which this will influence appetite and/or satiety, body weight regulation and/or risk factors for the development of overweight related metabolic diseases. This can include studying how to modify the amount of these food components during food processing without affecting consumer acceptance
|Belgium||Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS||F.R.S.-FNRS|
|Czech Republic||The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports||MEYS|
|France||French National Research Agency||ANR|
|Germany||Federal Ministry of Education and Research, represented by the Project Management Agency in the German Aerospace Center||BMBF represented by DLR|
|Germany||Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture represented by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food||BMEL represented by BLE|
|Israel||Ministry of Science and Technology||MOST|
|Italy||Italian Institute of Public Health Istituto Superiore di Sanità||ISS|
|Italy||Ministry of agriculture, food, forestry and tourism policies||MiPAAFT|
|Latvia||Ministry of Education and Science||IZM|
|The Netherlands||Top Sectors LSH and A&F represented by The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development||ZonMw|
|Norway||The Research Council of Norway||RCN|
|Spain||National Institute of Health Carlos III||ISCIII|
|Sweden||The Swedish Research Council Formas||FORMAS|
The final funding decision for research projects is expected in October 2019.
Contact call Secretariat: ANR, France, JPI-HDHLCalls@agencerecherche.fr