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VERNA - Study

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VERNA - Project profile


Our western diet is known to be associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, lipid disorders, metabolic syndrome and tumor disease. There is solid evidence that the western diet increases the incidence of inflammation and accelerates aging.

Aims and Procedures

This randomized, controlled intervention study in cross-over design will investigate the potential effects of a short-term vegan and protein-rich diet compared to an omnivorous diet on metabolic and inflammatory parameters in healthy, older adults (65-80 years old).

Project duration

2021 - 2022

Staff members

Larissa Döschner

Doctoral candidates

Prof. Dr. Kristina Norman

Deputy Director FGG, Head of Department: Translational Biogerontology, Coordinator Working Group Nutrition and Body Composition

Kora Schulze

Master's student

Further project information

VERNA study flyer Nutrition research in old age
We are looking for participants (65-80y) for the VERNA study!