The main findings of the Danish intervention study in PREVENTOMICS have been presented during the European Congress on Obesity (ECO22), which took place from 4th – 7th of May in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Mona A. Aldubayan, PhD Student at University of Copenhagen (project partner), has participated in the event talking about the multidisciplinary work done within PREVENTOMICS using Artificial Intelligence for precision nutrition. During the session, Aldubayan has presented the protocol paper entitled “Empowering consumers to PREVENT diet-related diseases through OMICS sciences (PREVENTOMICS): protocol for a parallel double-blinded randomised intervention trial to investigate biomarker-based nutrition plans for weight loss”.
The paper describes the multidisciplinary approach taken in carrying out the Danish part of the project “PREVENTOMICS” at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports (NEXS), University of Copenhagen. The study examined the potential advantages of delivering personalised dietary meals by the company Simple Feast, together with an individually-tailored electronic behavioural change program, compared to standard approach based on general dietary guidelines, in men and women aged 18-65 years with overweight or obesity for a period of 10 weeks.
The European Congress on Obesity has been organised by the European Association of the Study of Obesity (EASO) in collaboration with the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders-European Chapter. The program of the Congress offered a huge variety of lectures by key opinion leaders, teaching workshops, and presentations of research findings, as well as opportunities for site visits to metabolic research facilities at Maastricht University Medical Centre.