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About New Brain Nutrition

The Eat 2 be NICE Consortium

New Brain Nutrition is the online learning platform that shares scientific knowledge from the Eat2beNICE research consortium.

Eat2beNICE is an €11.1M project funded by the European Union’s horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 728018). The consortium is coordinated by  The project started on September 1st, 2017 and has 18 medical partners all over EuropeEat2beNICE will investigate which and how dietary components (for example sugar, fat, protein content, vitamin and mineral supplementation, probiotics) and lifestyle factors (including exercise) influence our overall health, brain function, and behavior. Through New Brain Nutrition we translate the scientific results from Eat2beNICE into real-life food solutions to help society, at multiple levels: the general public, patients and their families, clinicians, and policy makers.

We are both a research and dissemination program with the intent of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. Our goal over the period 2017-2022 is to solidify scientific evidence on the relationships between mental health and lifestyle and nutrition.  We’ll be conducting rigorously scientific studies and clinical trials on various types of diets, supplementation, effects of exercise and lifestyle, and understanding the pathways of communication between the gut and the brain (the “gut-brain” axis) with the intent of improving peoples’ quality of life.

To study this, the Eat2beNICE consortium is using information on diet and behavior from large population registries from countries like Sweden, Norway and the UK (with anonymous information on millions of people) to identify dietary components related to mental health and brain function.

We are also carrying out four clinical trials in order to determine the ability of key nutritional interventions (in different age groups) to reduce impulsivity and compulsivity in extremely impulsive males and females, recruited from psychiatric clinics (patients suffering from different disorders) as well as from non-clinical settings: Restriction elimination diet (in children 5-12y); broad-spectrum nutrient supplementation (in adolescents and young adults 12-21y); probiotics supplementation (in adults 18-65y); the Mediterranean diet (in adults and elderly 55-75y).

Essentially, the research from the Eat2beNICE consortium will link, for the first time, the effects of diet on microbiota diversity and effects on human behavior. This will help us identify individuals with particular sensitivities to specific dietary components, who will benefit  from diet-based (non-pharmacological) interventions.

New Brain Nutrition: online learning about nutrition and mental health

On the New Brain Nutrition website you can learn more about mental health and healthy nutrition.

You can also learn online about:

  • how our research is progressing,
  • the informative blogs from our researchers,
  • our research findings, and
  • educational video sessions for both health care professionals and the general public.

 

Recipes and Cooking Shows
An important innovative aspect of New Brain Nutrition is the direct involvement of Celebrity Chef Sebastian Lege, who will translate our project’s scientific findings into food solutions for mental health. He will generate recipes and cooking-lessons free for all, and translated into multiple European languages that everyone can use at home. These videos will soon appear on the New Brain Nutrition website.

Sebastian Lege, Celebrity Chef

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The 18 Medical Partners of New Brain Nutrition

Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen (UMCG)
ADD Information Services (ADDISS)
Centro De Investigacion Biomedica En Red (CIBER)
Concentris Research Management
Fundacio Hospital Universitari Vall D’Hebron, Institut De Recerca
Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Universitat Frankfurt Am Main (GUF)
Karlsruher Institut Fur Technologie (KIT)
Orebro University (ORU)
Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC)
Semmelweis Egyetem (SU)
Stichting Buro ECNP (ECNP)
Stichting Karakter (KAR)
Tartu Ulikool (UT)
Universitat De Barcelona (UB)
Universitatsklinikum Wurzburg, Klinikum Der Bayerischen (UW)