We study the relationship between dietary factors and various chronic diseases, with special focus on breast and colon cancer.
Illustration: Carina Knudsen
We work in large epidemiological cohorts and in clinical studies to increase the knowledge on how diet may influence the risk and prognosis of diseases such as cancer and diabetes type II .We also study diet in relation to age related health outcomes.
Solid information on the nutrient content of food is essential for nutritional research. Our group has the main responsibility for the food and nutrient databases and software (KBS) developed and used at the Department of Nutrition. The software has been developed over several decades, and we continually work to keep the databases updated.