CHOKO

Improving quality of life combining
optimal nutrition and physical exercise 

AGE

Improving quality of life combining optimal nutrition and physical exercise 

The project

Choko-age is a scientific EU-funded   project that aims to tackle the age- dependent malnutrition and the metabolic decline of tissues through combining the health-promoting effects of nutrition and physical exercise.

The problem

The elderly are naturally vulnerable to muscle wasting due to lowered efficacy of metabolic processes and undernutrition. This may lead to a significant loss of muscle function and a general decline in the quality of life.

The latest

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The project's team

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Co-founded by
MUR

Co-founded by
MUR

Co-founded by
RCN

Co-founded by
UKRI

Co-founded by
ISCII

Co-founded by
MUR

Co-founded by
MUR

Co-founded by
RCN

Co-founded by
UKRI

Co-founded by
ISCII

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External partners

External partners

Gender balance

Gender
balance

Choko-Age values gender balance, with 23 woman and 21 man working togheter for the same goal.

Age balance

Age
balance

While young people bring new ideas, older ones offer valuable experience. Having a good balance is essential. This is why professionals of all ages work at Choko-Age.

Funding

The Joint Programming Initiative a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL)

The JPI initiative

Over 2 billion people in this world are overweight and the associated costs are 1.2 trillion dollar per year. At the same time, the population in many countries is ageing, which increases the incidence of malnutrition. This leads to underweight and micro deficiencies. lf no action is taken, diet-related diseases are expected to increase rapidly in the next decade, stretching health systems to the breaking point. In the JPI HDHL, 20 countries from within and outside of Europe are working on a programmed approach to align national R&I strategies and to fund new research, in order to facilitate true understanding of the relationship between diet, physical activity and health.

The PREVNUT
call for proposals

The aim of this call is to support transnational and transdisciplinary research projects that will improve the prevention of undernutrition in older adults. Proposals should focus on one or both of the following topics:

  • Improved understanding of how the balance between nutrition, lifestyle and physical exercise can prevent undernutrition. The studies should focus on the underlying biological mechanisms of the bioavailability, assimilation and metabolism of the macro- and/or micronutrients in food or food products and show how lifestyle and physical activity could modify these processes.
  • Development of innovative food products. The developed product should be based on new research on metabolism, on macro- and/or micronutrient bioavailability and absorption in older adults.
The
ERA-HDHL

ERA-HDHL is the first ERA-NET Cofund of the JPI-HDHL. It aims to provide a robust platform for implementing Joint Funding Actions that address the research challenges that are identified and described in the Strategic Research Agenda and Implementation Plans of JPI HDHL. ERA-HDHL objectives are also to improve coordination and reduce the overlap between national and EU funding in relevant fields of research, achieve a critical mass and ensure better use of limited resources in fields of mutual interests.

Total funding received:

1.068.632 €

Project roadmap

The Choko-Age
project

Combining vitamin E-functionalized CHOcolate with physical exercise to reduce the risKOf protein-energy malnutrition in pre-dementia AGEd people

NUTRITION
The problem

Seniors are naturally vulnerable to muscle wasting due to undernutrition, which results in them experiencing a significant loss of locomotor function and a general decline in quality of life.

The solution

Seniors are naturally vulnerable to muscle wasting due to undernutrition, which results in them experiencing a significant loss of locomotor function and a general decline in quality of life.

PHISICAL EXERCIZE
The solution

Seniors are naturally vulnerable to muscle wasting due to undernutrition, which results in them experiencing a significant loss of locomotor function and a general decline in quality of life.

The problem

Seniors are naturally vulnerable to muscle wasting due to undernutrition, which results in them experiencing a significant loss of locomotor function and a general decline in quality of life.