PATHWAY-27 – FP7-KBBE-2012-6-311876
PIVOTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF BIOACTIVES ON HEALTH AND WELLBEING. FROM HUMAN GENOMA TO FOOD INDUSTRY.
The general objective of PATHWAY-27 addresses the exploitation of bioactive compounds as ingredients of foods that,within the common diet, could signifi cantly benefi t human health and wellbeing. PATHWAY-27 uses three model compounds (docosahexaenoic acid – DHA, beta-glucan – BG, and anthocyanins – AC) and three model food matrices (bakery, dairy and egg products) to derive conclusions that will be widely applicable.
The scientific objective of PATHWAY-27 is to better understand the potential benefi ts and mechanism of action of the selected bioactive compounds (DHA, BG and AC), considered as ingredients of the PATHWAY-27 bioactive-enriched foods (BEF), in the prevention of the Metabolic Syndrome (MS).
The technological objective of PATHWAY-27 is to develop improved food formulations leading to the production of BEF with a scientifi cally demonstrated impact on health.
- Increased knowledge on bioavailability, activity, synergism and mechanisms of action of bioactive compounds when administered as integral parts of foods, not as supplements.
- Guidelines and best practice for undertaking intervention studies as well developing and validating innovative biomarkers that are relevant to humans.
- The possibility of improving the formulation of new BEF having a scientifically-validated positive effect on human health and wellbeing.
- Increase in the innovation potential and competitiveness of SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises).