The importance of a healthy ageing process becomes apparent when considering that (a) the Generation 50+ (G50+) already has a share in population of around one third across Europe, with obvious regional variations, (b) this share is likely to increase further in the future, and (c) vitality at older age is not only an important measure of quality of life but also key to participation and productivity. The theme “nutrition and ageing” has many different aspects and poses numerous challenges, which provide a fertile ground for many research themes and networks. Among them, the “NutRedOx” network will focus on the impact of redox active compounds in food on healthy ageing, chemoprevention and redox control in the context of major age-related diseases.
The main aim of the NutRedOx network is the gathering of experts from across Europe, including other Mediterranean countries, and from different disciplines that are involved in the study of biological redox active food components and are relevant to the ageing organism, its health, function and vulnerability to disease. Together, these experts will form a major and sustainable EU-wide cluster in form of the “NutRedOx Centre of Excellence” able to address the topic from different perspectives, with the long-term aim to provide a scientific basis for (improved) nutritional and lifestyle habits, to train the next generation of multidisciplinary researches in this field, to raise awareness of such habits among the wider population, and also to engage with Industry to develop age-adequate foods and medicines.
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