Physical activity and nutrition for improvement of health – University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen women study - CWS

Physical activity and nutrition for improvements of health is a research initiative targeting the potential of and mechanisms, by which physical activity and proper nutrition can improve physical health and well-being, facilitate treatment, rehabilitation and even prevent certain diseases. The overall aim is to create an inter-disciplinary and cross-facultary research unit at the University of Copenhagen that generates and communicates evidence-based life style recommendations ´tailored´ for population groups at risk of impaired health, well-being and overall quality of life. 

The first major research program is called the Copenhagen Women Study (CWS).

Physical activity and nutrition for improvements of health is one of the 18 research initiatives established in 2013 based on a grant from the 'University of Copenhagen Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research (2016)'. 

The initiative was granted a total of 25.358 million DKK (approximately 3.4 million Euro) involving three faculties and four research departments.