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Project: Identification and Prevention of dietary- and lifestyle-induced health effects in children and infants

project duration
01-SEP-06 – 31-AUG-11
The IDEFICS project is a large scale European research project (Sixth Framework program of the EC) in the broad perspective of the currently ongoing epidemic of overwieght and obesity in most European countries. The project has two main objectives: 1) Study of determinants of overweight and obesity in young children aged 2 to 10 years in Europe 2) Study the effects of a community based intervention program focusing on healthy lifestyle. Overall, 17.000 children in Europe will be examined and follow up.