Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition Therapy
Our research is based on randomized controlled dietary inervention studies examining the effects of nutrients, diet and lifestyle on metabolism and risk of non-communicable diseases. We concentrate on the health effects of the quality of dietary fat, dietary fiber and dietary patterns. Lately, we have taken the genetic background into account.
The main research interest is to understand better the significance and mechanisms of diet on health and risk factors of non-communicable diseases. The group has long expertise in conducting randomized controlled trials. A large variety of modern methodology has been adopted to examine the effects of dietary modifications as thoroughly as possible. The ultimate goal is to find better ways to prevent non-communicable diseases by optimal dietary pattern, taking genetic background into consideration, and to find applications to more efficient treatment of these diseases.