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.