Anne-Claire VERGNAUD

Nationality French
Year of selection2008
InstitutionCRNH Ile de France
CountryFrance
RiskLife risks

Type of support

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Granted amount

60 000 €

Duration

1 year

An apple a day: nutrition for public health

Lifestyle diseases, like obesity and certain cancers, are now so common that we speak in terms of an epidemic. Dr. Anne-Claire Vergnaud’s goal is to identify the factors at play when adults gain weight and to determine the effect of nutrition public health programs on health. Her findings help clarify the interactions between diet, smoking and weight, for instance, and suggest that following official dietary advice may reduce the risk of early death. The impact on health policy and individual choices could be great.
My research focuses on understanding dietary mechanisms leading to weight gain during adult life and also evaluating what effect public health decisions (for example, the French PNNS) could have on obesity prevalence and weight gain tendency in Europe.

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