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MooDFOOD Multi-country cOllaborative project on the rOle of Diet, FOod-related behaviour, and Obesity in the prevention of Depression (MooDFOOD) Depression is one of the most prevalent and disabling disorders in the EU and it places a heavy burden on individuals and their families. A large proportion of the EU population is overweight which increases depression risk. Improvement of food-related behaviour and nutrient status may prevent depression, specifically for people prone to being overweight. Unravelling the different pathways that link nutritional behaviour to the development of depression and identifying potential psychological, lifestyle, and environmental mechanisms is exactly at the centre of the MooDFOOD project. MooDFOOD is one of the largest consortia investigating depression and the first to address how food intake, nutrient status, food-related behaviour and obesity are linked to the development of depression. The MooDFOOD consortium combines expertise in nutrition, consumer behaviour, psychiatry and preventive psychology. MooDFOOD employs an unique approach where high quality data from longitudinal prospective European cohort studies will be combined with new data from surveys, short-term experiments and a multi-centre long-term preventive intervention study to unravel these multifaceted links of food intake, nutrient status, food-related behaviour and obesity with depression. The obtained scientific evidence will be integrated with information from stakeholders regarding future implementation as well as information regarding demographic trends, sustainability and planned policy measures will allow the development of innovative nutritional strategies for the prevention of depression and contribute to the overall health of EU-citizens. More information can be found on www.moodfood-vu.eu.

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EMGO+ Annual Report 2015  

In this annual report we present with pride and pleasure the core information about who we are, what we do, what we strive for, and what we...

EMGO+ Annual Report 2015  

In this annual report we present with pride and pleasure the core information about who we are, what we do, what we strive for, and what we...

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