Nutrient control of health and disease (HIMET)

Food choices and defined diets have become an important social theme. Furthermore, change in food amount and quality over the past 50 years has triggered global health epidemics such as obesity and diabetes.

Helsinki Metabolism Consortium (HiMet) addresses the Grand Challenge of

  1. how nutrients and diets regulate molecular metabolism in different tissues in young and old age and affect healthspan and
  2. how nutrition affects progression of metabolic and degenerative diseases. The multidisciplinary HiMet aims to provide evidence-based data to serve as a basis for societal decision making.

Number of participating PI’s at start: 24

Partner organisations: Aalto University, Helsinki University Hospital, Natural Resources Institute Finland, National Institute for Health and Welfare.