Our research aims for nutritional improvement of diet-related (e.g.
obesity, diabetes, negative energy balance) and age-related (e.g. fatigue,
Alzheimer’s disease) metabolic health problems. These health problems are
characterized by inadequate metabolic capacity and flexibility, with a central role for mitochondrial
functioning. Impaired metabolic health poses an increasing burden on society.
Foods may help to relieve this burden. To do this it is necessary to know
the mechanisms underlying metabolic capacity and flexibility and how metabolic
capacity and flexibility is best targeted by nutrition. We address this through
quality research and training in order to contribute essentially to sustainable
long term strategies to improve human and animal health.