Our food supply originates directly from the living world, being extremely unstable and vulnerable, sensitive to temperature, pH, microbiological environment, and ageing processes. The role of research is to provide knowledge and tools to steer biological systems with maximum precision in order to ensure the sustainability of production in terms of quantity and quality. Yet our society is in motion and our lifestyles and eating habits are constantly changing, such as consuming higher amounts of processed foods or carbonated soda beverages. As a consequence, the mere availability of calories and food products alone has been shown to be insufficient to result in a balanced nutrition for a broad part of the world population.
Due to the increased prevalence of obesity, cardiovascular and other chronic diseases, linked to poor eating habits, research plays an essential role highlighting healthy nutrition and eating behaviors. Thus, the group's activities include examining food safety and human dietary aspects related to health and wellbeing of the population, through an improved understanding of the influence of food and beverages on human health. Moreover, a number of pollutants present in the environment are having an ever greater impact on human health. Research on environmental toxicology will be conducted by the group in order to study the impact of chemical pollutants on human health.
Dr Torsten Bohn
Phone: (+352) 47 02 61 – 480
Fax.: (+352) 47 02 64