Physical Activity and Nutrition INfluences In ageing (PANINI): consortium mission statement



Whittaker AC, Delledonne M, Finni T, Garagnani P, Greig C, Kallen V, Kokko K, Lord J, Maier AB, Meskers CGM, Santos NC, Sipila S, Thompson JL & van Riel N (2018) Physical Activity and Nutrition INfluences In ageing (PANINI): consortium mission statement. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 30 (6), pp. 685-692.

First paragraph: Current demographic trends indicate that by the year 2020, almost one in five of the European population will be aged 65 years or over. Although life expectancy is increasing by 2 years per decade, the period of life spent in good health is not keeping pace and most Europeans spend their last decade in poor health. Consequently, there is an urgent need to understand how lifestyle factors can influence age-related changes from gene to society level and how they may be integrated into a net effect of healthy ageing. It is also crucial to develop and validate interventions and health policies to ensure that more of our older adults have a healthy and active later life. This is an urgent and cross-cutting research priority in Europe, and to achieve this, it is vital to increase research capacity in this area to push forward the frontiers of scientific understanding. The Horizon 2020 funded Marie Curie Sklodowska Innovative Training Network—PANINI is addressing this capacity issue by focusing on research and training in two major interacting lifestyle factors with impact at multiple levels, namely, physical activity and nutrition.

Ageing; Biomarkers; Multidisciplinary; Nutrition; Physical activity; Standardised measures

Aging Clinical and Experimental Research: Volume 30, Issue 6

FundersH2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Publication date30/06/2018
Publication date online01/09/2017
Date accepted by journal10/08/2017
PublisherSpringer Nature

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Professor Anna Whittaker
Professor Anna Whittaker

Professor of Behavioural Medicine, Sport