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Welcome to the BIOCLAIMS project

The project "BIOmarkers of Robustness of Metabolic Homeostasis for Nutrigenomics-derived Health CLAIMS Made on Food" (BIOCLAMS, Grant agreement no. 244995) is a Collaborative - Large-scale integrating research project funded by the European Commission through its Seventh Framework Programme.

The BIOCLAIMS project attempts to identify new "biomarkers" of the effects of food and food components on health, based on the new biological technologies, in particular, those of Nutrigenomics that will contribute scientific bases for the reshaping of the European Legislation on "Health claims made on food" (EU Regulation 1924/2006). This legislation, which is the subject of much controversy, entered into force in 2007 with the aim of solving the situation of anarchy, confusion and misleading around advertising statements made on food in relation to health.

The BIOCLAIMS project is coordinated by Professor Andreu Palou, from the University of the Balearic Islands and CIBER Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition (Spain), and involves scientists from 11 institutions from seven european countries. It started the 1st March 2010 and will run for five years (2015).

For more details about the research we are undertaking, please visit our web site.