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A driven entrepreneur bolsters the DSF’s board


The Dietary Science Foundation’s board of directors has a new member: business leader, entrepreneur and trained civil engineer Ewa Meurk. She is passionate about strengthening dietary research and believes that more companies should support the science, as more effective dietary advice can prevent illness and costly sick leave. Ewa Meurk has founded four companies, two […]

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The Dietary Science Foundation’s scientific advisory
board has a new member


The Dietary Science Foundation’s scientific advisory board has met to discuss which projects the foundation will support next. We would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to a new board member and to tell you about a few changes. The Dietary Science Foundation’s goal is to finance large, high quality studies that can […]

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Funding announcement:
Diet for metabolic syndrome and related diseases


Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are major public health challenges. The Dietary Science Foundation is pleased to announce that we now have 150,000 euros available for one or more research projects evaluating the most effective dietary treatments for counteracting or preventing diseases related to metabolic syndrome. Globally, the number of cases of type 2 […]

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The Dietary Science Foundation – a summary of 2018


A new year has just started! Let us summarize 2018, a year when the Dietary Science Foundation put the focus on sugar. We also funded two important research projects: a study of diet for obesity and a study of diet for fatty liver. First and foremost: thanks a million for all the support you have given to […]

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IBS-carbohydrate project receives a large grant


The Dietary Science Foundation has gotten wonderful news: the evaluation of the role of carbohydrates in stomach pain, IBS, has now received a total of 383,000 Euros from the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Health Care (Forte). It means that the project will get done in the high-quality way the researchers hoped […]

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A low-carbohydrate diet for type 2 diabetes:
Researchers plan the largest study ever done

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In the beginning of this year, the Dietary Science Foundation gave a grant for the planning of a study of a low-carbohydrate diet for type 2 diabetes. The researchers have now had another meeting to work out the details of what will be the largest study ever done in this area. People with type 2 […]

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A generous birthday donation to the Dietary Science Foundation


Three cheers for Monica and Jonas Brandström! In connection with their joint 70th birthday party they encouraged donations to the Dietary Science Foundation. Gifts totaled almost 3,000 Euros an important contribution to our current investment in a study on diet for type 2 diabetes. “We’re pleased to give our support to the Dietary Science Foundation […]

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An important meeting:
the Nordic study of diet in type 2 diabetes takes shape


Another ball is rolling! On Tuesday researchers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden met to jointly design a study of diet in type 2 diabetes. The goal is to answer a fundamental question for the management of diabetes: Is a low-carbohydrate diet a more effective treatment for type 2 diabetes than the traditionally recommended low-fat diet? […]

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Food helped give him both hope and his life back

- now he will ride the Vätternrundan for DSF


The medicine that Samuel Backman, 22, was given for Bechterew’s disease gave him brain fog. When it was at its worst he could collapse in the middle of the day, hardly able to move. Now he’ll ride the Vätternrundan, a 300 km bicycle race around Lake Vättern in Sweden, for the Dietary Science Foundation. Thanks […]

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Type 1 diabetes study has received ethical approval


The study of diet for type 1 diabetes is expected to start this fall. Ethical approval has been granted and the project has been expanded: the diabetes clinic at Uppsala University Hospital will also participate in the project. This week US researchers reported that a strict low-carbohydrate diet can help people with type 1 diabetes […]

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