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Funding announcement: Diet for obesity,

type 2 diabetes and related problems


Obesity and type 2 diabetes are two major public health challenges. The Dietary Science Foundation announces a grant of 140 00 Euro for projects evaluating the most effective dietary treatments for counteracting or preventing these diseases.

Globally, an estimated 422 million people have diabetes and nearly 40 percent of the adult population is overweight or obese. Trailing behind these epidemics are a range of conditions and problems, such as cardiovascular disease, different kinds of cancer, dementia, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), complicated pregnancies and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. People are dying prematurely.

An unhealthy diet contributes to obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes and there is currently an intensive discussion about how best to treat these diseases. But there is also a lack of well-designed scientific studies in these areas. A review by the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU) in 2010 of Food for diabetes concluded that there was no sound scientific basis for providing dietary advice about diabetes. The agency’s review of Food for obesity also found many knowledge gaps.

We announce funding for 140 000 Euro

In order to increase our knowledge about the most effective treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes and related diseases/problems, the Dietary Science Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of 140 000 Euro for one or more projects in this field. We will prioritize projects that fill important knowledge gaps and that are relevant to patients and society. In addition, projects should be designed to meet the quality requirements according to SBU reviews of the current state of research. Read the full text here: Research related to obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

Researchers from all the Nordic countries are welcome to submit an application. The deadline is the 15th of January 2018.

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