Nutritional study

Nutrition and weight management

According to the ADA (American Dietetic Association) and European recommendations, successful weight management to improve overall health in adults requires a lifelong commitment to healthy lifestyle behaviours, incorporating sustainable and enjoyable eating practices and daily physical activity. Health care providers should address the complex issue of the increasing incidence of obesity in the population and the impact this has on health care costs and weight-related diseases.

Experts in food and nutrition should stay updated and trained in weight management to support clients focused on individual weight loss interventions, which prevent weight gain and help to achieve long-term weight maintenance.

A lot of evidence is also related to infant weight and childhood obesity trends indeveloped countries which may lead to a number of health consequences. We are fully committed to creating innovative research programmes in the field of:

  • Product tolerance and digestion;
  • Feeding parameters;
  • Weight reduction;
  • Glycemic/insulin index evaluation;
  • Diabetes;
  • Metabolic Syndrome;
  • Food safety profile.

Sport nutrition

Nutrition, exercise and well-being are crucial aspects of success in sports – in both competition and training. The strategies and guidelines in this area are based on substantiated scientific evidence addressing the quantity, structure and timing of food and beverage consumption recommended to ensure that athletes can train most effectively and reduce the risk of potential lesions and/or diseases.

Complete and adequate nutrition complement training and recovery and can stimulate metabolic adaptations to training. Appropriate caloric requirement should be met from a variety of foods that provide protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals.

We have developed research programmes in the field of:

  • Hydration detox;
  • Efficacy on sport performance;
  • Protein effect on triathlon athletes;
  • Muscle fatigue;
  • Scavenger activity;
  • Energy recovery;
  • Performance improvement.