Precision Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health

This Precision Program has as its main focus the maintenance of high standards of research related to Precision Nutrition employing genetic, epigenetic, proteomic and metabolomic approaches, always taking into consideration issues related to phenotype, genotype and life-style factors.
The Bioactive Ingredients Food group has been awarded a Ministry of Health-funded project (in collaboration with the CSIC and the University of Sevilla) to study human milk and its bioactive components. One of the goals is to incorporate such bioactives into formulas for pre-term babies. Moreover, the group completed a former project aimed at assessing the effect of a patented milk fat globule membrane formulation on cognitive decline. Some high-level papers have been published.

Last but not least, the Epigenetics of Lipid Metabolism group has started a competitive research project fi nanced by the Fundación Ramón Areces on the topic of “exosomes and lipid metabolism”. Our research group has joined the COST Action European Network “Epitran” to study the role of RNA modifi cations. Regarding the attraction of scientifi c talent through competitive programs, this group has been awarded and secured 3 new investigators, two via the Comunidad de Madrid Programmes and one via the Marie Slodowska-Curie Actions Global Fellowship.