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Bio-Streams is a Horizon Europe Research and Innovation project, designed to address the growing epidemic of underage obesity in the European Union. This groundbreaking project combines data-driven research, prevention measures and community participation to provide a holistic approach to reducing obesity rates among children and adolescents.

During the last decades, overweight & obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions across EU. Prevalence in childhood is particularly alarming, resulting in psychological impacts and increased risks for noncommunicable diseases. Although obesity-related research has provided interesting results, several issues arise due to the lack of meta-reviews and the nature of data collected.

To address this, Bio-Streams aims to support the optimal use (and re-use) of health data (e.g. biological, demographic, epigenetic, etc.) to generate metadata/knowledge and provide new evidences, methodologies and tools for:

  1. creating and deploying the Bio-Streams Biobank that will act as a scientific platform for research in obesity and better diagnostic and therapeutic approaches;

  2. understanding the transition from metabolically healthy to unhealthy, preventing underage obesity;

  3. designing better strategies to educate and empower young citizens for weight self-management;

  4. coordinating authorities and policy makers to develop cross-sectoral solutions for health promotion and underage obesity prevention.

About the project

The Bio-Streams project - Multi-Pillar Framework for children Anti-Obesity Behavior building on an EU biobank, Micro Moments and Mobile Recommendation Systems, is a 4-year (2023 – 2027) Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Action. Bio-Streams brings together 30 partners from 15 countries across the European Union. This cross-country network leverages the expertise and relationships of its partners, ensuring seamless collaboration and the prevention of knowledge gaps. For more information, please visit the European Commission website.

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