University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Denmark

HEALTHYNSECT Insect farming for health and livelihood

Research project Insects are recognized as some of the most promising alternative food sources that can shape future sustainable food systems by providing high-quality animal protein and nutrients with lower environmental impacts than conventional livestock. Producti ...
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Diabetes and associated complications in HIV patients

Research project The goal of the study is to generate data demonstrating that HIV patients have higher burden of diabetes in order to stimulate development of policies which will help optimize prevention and care of diabetes in HIV patients. Access to antiretro ... Midterm report Preliminary results show that of those recruited, 59% (1,157) were females and the mean age was 41 years. The overall prevalence of diabetes was 13% by glycated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test and 6% by oral glucose tolerance test ...
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GREEiNSECT – Insects for green economy

Research project Demand for animal protein in developing countries is predicted to double by 2050 putting pressure on protein sources for food and animal feed, such as soya and fish. More sustainable protein sources are urgently needed. Entomophagy – the consumption ... Project completion report: Overall, the outputs from the project have been achieved. Of the PhD students, 5 have graduated and 2 students with delayed start have completed all research and by the end of 2018 are close to submitting. Summarizing ...
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Treatment of childhood undernutrition: development of and access to improved foods (TREATFOOD)

Research project The objectives were 1) To develop improved corn-soy-blend-based (CSB) and lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) for treatment of moderate acute malnutrition, and 2) identify the best product based on effectiveness and acceptability, 3) to disseminat ... Project completion report: Based on the main trial, we have been the first to show that treatment of moderate acute malnutrition, irrespective of supplement, lead to quite high accretion of lean mass - muscle and organ tissue. We have also been ab ...
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Edible Insects for Improved Food and Nutrition Security at Kakuma Refugee Camp

Master thesis Abstract: BACKGROUND: Refugee camps are commonly affected by chronic food insecurity and low levels of persistent malnutrition due to reliance on food aid from the international community.  Edible insects, rich in nutrients and commonly ...
Period: 2016-01-16 to 2016-05-9 Countries: Kenya Lead institutions: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Denmark University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Denmark Grant recipient: Markus Naukkarinen Project code: A29335 Total grant: 20,000 DKK
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Fatty acid status in children with undernutrition, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Master thesis Abstract: BACKGROUND : Cambodia has a high prevalence of undernutrition especially among children. The main animal source of protein in Cambodia is fish or fish products, which are usually rich in n-3 fatty acids. The fatty acids composi ...
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Acceptability of cricket-based biscuits and assessment of gut microbiota composition in schoolchildren. A study in Bondo, Kenya

Master thesis Abstract: BACKGROUND: Children in Kenya have a high risk of undernutrition. House crickets (Acheta Domesticus) are rich in many nutrients important for growth and development. Including crickets in products for school feeding programs could pre ...
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Improving efficacy and safety of TB and HIV treatment by nutritional supplementation

Research project The two infectious diseases: Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV are closely linked with crowding, poverty and under-nutrition. The severe wasting seen with both diseases, and more so if co-infecting patients, may affect the absorption of drugs and conversion ... Completion Report - Summary: The prognosis of HIV-infected patients has improved dramatically in recent years but mortality remains high, particularly within the first few months of therapy. Malnutrition is a strong independent predictor of deat ...
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