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About Lipgene:
Project Funding & Focus

Project Funding

Lipgene is funded under the Food Quality and Safety Priority of the 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Community, Research Directorate General. The project code is FOOD-CT-2003-505944 and the project will run from 2004-2009.

Project Focus

The primary focus of Lipgene is the interaction of nutrients and genotype in the metabolic syndrome. The metabolic syndrome is the term used to describe a clustering of several risk factors for cardiovascular disease, namely obesity, abnormal blood lipids (e.g. high blood cholesterol & raised triglyceride levels), insulin resistance and high blood pressure (hypertension).

About Lipgene