massive study that's just been set up to compare the effects of nutrition and various other factors such as genetics, environment, biology and family upon health.
I've signed up to be accepted. Anyone in France can sign up. You don't have to be an organic nazi (as my DB calls me... jokingly). They want half a million people to take part over five years so it will be an important study that hopes to identify the risk factors linked to nutrition of many of today's major health problems such as cancer, cardiovascular illnesses, obesity, diabetes 2, high blood pressure, etc.
The NutriNet-Santé study is not some flippant webside story, but is being coordinated by a nutritional epidemiology team from University Paris 13 at the Centre de Recherche en Epidémiologies et Biostatistiques Sorbonne Paris Cité.
You can sign up on the website here, to receive a login and temporary password. Then you log in, and go through a series of 3 questionnaires about your personal circumstances and health. You also get a random set of three days over a couple of weeks assigned to you. On these days you have to note what you eat and enter it into the website within a few days. It doesn't seem to be too onerous!
I really hope that the study will show that nutrition has an effect upon health. It must do really mustn't it? My eldest has just spent the week buying rubbish food with his pocket money instead of eating at home, and last night puked it all up as a result of eating something dodgy. As he said, it hurts most to think that his precious pocket money ended up down the loo.
Me? I laughed.
Such sympathy! I will take a look, but form filling, in French, brings me out in a rash!ReplyDelete
Yeah I know, I'm mean. Except that I do spend a lot of time stressing the importance of eating well to stay healthy, and it couldn't resist the poetic justice. :)ReplyDelete
Not sure if you saw, but I blogged about this same thing last fall after I signed up! It's been pretty neat so far, and not very time consuming.ReplyDelete
Hi Sam, no I didn't see that, but you always seem to have your eye on the ball when it comes to studies so I'm not surprised you knew about it! :)Delete
I just saw it in Le Point, and heard someone mention it on Thursday. I didn't realise it had been going for six months already.
I think it's been going on even longer than that because there were already tens of thousand of people signed up by the time I joined.Delete
Well, Sarah, you just never stop! Where do you find the energy? You are right, it must be something you eat...ReplyDelete
Well you know what they say: if you want something done, ask a busy woman. :)Delete
I'm very interested in nutrition so this study is right up my street. :)
Your poor boy! Were you very smug?ReplyDelete
The study sounds interesting - ideal for you. Keep us informed of the process.
I was a bit smug I'm sorry to say. It was plus fort que moi, after all I've said about healthy eating!! PROOF!Delete
I am now looking for a cookery book for students on a budget, because he is sooo going to need it! Preferably one that doesn't have every other recipe full of cheese or mushroom!
I filled in my first questionnaire on my day of food yesterday. They ask pretty precise questions about quantities and ingredients. It's serious stuff! :)
Bizarre, there were poltergiests in my computer, seized up last time I made a comment. I will show this to my husband who will show it to my kids who eat crap all day long and then wonder why their skin is appalling. My son who always searches everything on the internet reckons food has no bearing on skin. le sigh...ReplyDelete
It might have little bearing on the skin but nutrition surely plays a large part in general health, and he could be storing up trouble for later by abusing his body now. This is what I try and get my kids to understand but they are incredibly resistant.Delete
My eldest just tells me that junk food tastes soo good, and at his age he is still in instant gratification mode. But I make him suffer because there's severely limited junk food at home. :) Hence spending his pocket money on it during the holidays. Le sigh...