Human nutrition


Human nutrition

  • The influence of diet on health
  • Food intolerances
  • Functional foods, new food matrices for different categories of consumers based on bioactive compounds
  • Understanding the role of food in maintaining health and well being

Research topic and directions of action

  • Research to obtain new foods that consider the growth and mental development of children
  • Muscle mass maintenance and obesity prevention
  • Maintenance of immune function and mental performance
  • The health of gastrointestinal tract to improve well being and the body’s resistance to disease
  • Obtaining new products with sensory characteristics attractive to specific consumer groups such as the elderly or children
  • Research into new foods to reduce the risk of foodborne diseases such us: obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, arteritis,
  • osteoporosis and cancer
  • Research on the influence of diet in the aging process