Towards a strategy for optimal vitamin D fortification, OPTIFORD

Project Details


The overall research plan for the project included five specific objectives achieved through five work packages, of which Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research (DFVF) participated in two:

To assess the dose necessary to replenish vitamin D status in an immigrant population group with minimal sun exposure and to determine the effect on bone mass (WP3)

To examine the influence of dissimilarities in environmental and behaviouristic patterns on supply levels of vitamin D between different European countries (WP4)

Besides, Division of Nutrition was the scientific, administrative and financial coordinator of the project.
Effective start/end date01/01/200130/06/2004

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • University College Cork (Project partner)
  • National Food and Nutrition Institute (Project partner)
  • University of Helsinki (Project partner)
  • University of Copenhagen (Project partner)
  • Complutense University (Project partner)


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