Can we support patients to change their lifestyle to optimize recovery? Personalized nutrition defined as an approach that assists individuals in achieving a lasting dietary behaviour change that is beneficial for health, can be a powerful method to support former colon cancer patients. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and TNO are welcoming partners to join this innovative Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) consortium who can contribute with a)wearables providing individual feedback on health and behaviour; b) technology providing individual support for applying dietary advices and c) products and services facilitating healthy choices.
Due to improvements in health care in the last decades, especially progress in early detection and treatments, the likelihood to survive from colon cancer has significantly increased. However in current practice, former cancer patients receive little support to apply these guidelines in daily life as the current care is focused mainly on treating patients, rather than promoting healthy behaviour during recovery.
Developing and implementing to support former colon cancer patients to change lifestyle
The aim of this project is 1-to Develop and implement innovative products, services and systems in real life to support former colon cancer patients to change their lifestyle in order to optimize recovery, prevent recurrence and improve overall health and wellbeing, and 2.- to explore the potential role of microbiota in (monitoring) recovery of colon cancer patients and how this can contribute to optimization of PA.
In doing so we will build upon experiences and results from previous projects, i.e. Personalized Nutrition & Health, ProMuscle in Practice and Cater with Care. In particular this project will investigate the acceptability and effectiveness of:
- Feedback: wearable devices to monitor health, lifestyle and energy needs, and microbiota profiles
- Support: technology that includes motivational tools and encourages people to adhere with dietary advices
- Products: food or services to facilitate easy healthy choices
As the relevance of implementing Personalized Nutrition is highly relevant. Sharing results and experiences on the implementation process and effectiveness is highly important. By connecting with existing and new services and products of project partners we will investigate innovative business models.
Invitation to collaborate
This consortium is open for participation from ingredient companies, end product companies, healthcare companies and biotech companies. In return for in-cash and in-kind contributions to the project, partners can specify desired topics for research, and provide direction to the research activities. Unfortunately we are not able to reply to solicitations from research institutes or enquiries from students related to this project.
Want to know more?
- E.L. Doets PhD MSc, researcher Wageningen Food & Biobased Research
- dr. N.J.W. de Wit, senior researcher Wageningen Food & Biobased Research
- dr.ir. R.M. Winkels PhD, assistant professor Wageningen University Human Nutrition and Health department
- prof.dr.ir. E. Kampman Professor in Nutrition and Disease, Wageningen University Human Nutrition and Health department
- dr. Ir. F Hoevenaars, PhD, Scientist nutritional physiology and metabolism TNO