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Nutraceuticals for a healthier life:
n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and 5-methyl-tetra-hydro-folate
NUHEAL

Contract number : QLK1-1999-00888
Contract type : Shared Cost Project
Total cost : € 3.759.803
EC contribution : € 2.998.847
Starting date : 1/03/2000
Duration : 42 Months
Scientific Officer : Alkmini Katsada
Project website : not yet available
Coordinator
Dr Martin Steen Bothmann
BASF Health and Nutrition A/S
Malmparken 5
2750 Ballerup
Denmark
Tel.: +45 44 73 02 40
Fax: +45 44 73 01 05
E-mail: martin.bothmann @ basf-bhn.dk
Background

The project will for the first time undertake a comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of the beneficial roles and interactions of long-chained n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n- 3 LC PUFA) and 5-methyl-tetra-hydro-folate (5-MTHF) in cardiovascular health and infant development. It will investigate effects on CVD-related biomarkers and on the development of infants, when mothers had been supplemented during pregnancy. The information obtained will allow the development of various functional foods enriched with stable forms of these nutraceuticals, thereby providing an optimum taste profile and ensuring consumer acceptability. These functional foods will help to reduce the deficit between current intakes of these nutrients and their actual requirement for optimal health in a large proportion of the European population. The products will also be of high commercial value to the European food industry.

Objectives

The project will for the first time undertake a comprehensive in-depth evaluation of the beneficial roles and interactions of long-chained n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and 5-methyl-tetra-hydro-folate in cardiovascular health and infant development. It will investigate effects on CVD-related biomarkers and on the development of infants, when mothers had been supplemented during pregnancy

(expected) Results and achievements

The information obtained will allow the development of various functional foods enriched with stable forms of these nutraceuticals thereby providing an optimum taste profile and ensuring consumer acceptability. These functional foods will help to reduce the deficit between current intakes of these nutrients and their actual requirement for optimal health in a large proportion of the European population. The products will also be of high commercial value to the European food industry.


Partners

Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG
r & d Beverage
Rudolf-Wild-Straße 4-6
69214 Eppelheim
Germany
Pronova Biocare A.S.
Framnesv. 54
PO Box 2109
3202 Sandefjord
Norway
Laboratorios Ordesa S.L.
Carretera Del Prat, 9-11
08830 Sant Boi de Llobregat
Spain
Campina Melkunie B.V.
Division Mona, r & d/QA
De Bleek 1
PO Box 89
3440 AB Woerden
The Netherlands
The Rowett Research Institute
Lipid and Cell Biology Group
Greenburn Road Bucksburn
AB21 9SB Aberdeen
United Kingdom
University of Dublin
Dept. of Biochemistry
Trinity College Dublin
2 Dublin
Ireland
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Dr Von Haunersches Kinderspital
Div.Metabolic Disorders & Nutrition
Lindwurmstraße 4
80337 München
Germany
Universita degli Studi di Milano
Dipartimento di Scienze Precliniche "L.I.T.A. Vialba"
Via G.B. Grassi, 74
20157 Milano
Italy
Universidad de Granada
Pediatría
Avda. Madrid, 11
18012 Granada
Spain
University of Southampton
Institute of Human Nutrition
Basset Crescent East
SO16 7PX Southampton
United Kingdom
University of Hohenheim
Department of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition
Fruwirthstraße 12
PO Box 70599
70593 Stuttgart
Germany
BASF Health & Nutrition AG
Malmparken 5
2750 Ballerup
Denmark
University of Ulster
Biomedical Sciences
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
United Kingdom
Pecsi Orvostudomanyi Egyetem
Department of Paedriatics
University Medical School of Pecs
Jozsef A. 7
7623 Pecs
Hungary


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