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Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Research Group for Risk Benefit helps to prevent disease and promote health by developing models and methods within the area of risk benefit assessments of foods that can be used to conduct risk-benefit assessments of single foods or diets, rank different risks and estimate the burden of disease.

The focus of the group is to develop models within quantitative health assessment to be used in risk-benefit assessment, risk and benefit ranking, and burden of disease studies.

The models will be used for nutrients, foods, chemical and biological contaminants, diet types, etc. To further develop the models we will use existing data from animal, human and epidemiological studies and also include parameters like food processing, genetic variability and economical aspects. The latter can be used to calculate the economic consequences of fx food processing for society and the food industry.

Population based human intervention studies will be used as a tool to further strengthen the quantitative health assessment models. The intervention studies will be conducted as randomised and controlled from a disease prevention perspective. Furthermore, the effect of specific disease prevention strategies will be estimated by using known and new biomarkers for health and disease.


UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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