Research and work packages – University of Copenhagen

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Research and work packages

The long term strategy of Physical activity and nutrition for improvements of health is to become a permanently anchored unit at the University of Copenhagen that continuously initiates world class research programs targeting the massive societal problem related to physical inactivity and poor nutritional habits in all parts of the population.

However, within the initial research budget granted by the University of Copenhagen we have focused our research attention on women´s health by initiating The Copenhagen Women Study (CWS).

Currently, there is distinct lack of well-controlled physiological studies relating to exercise, nutrition and health in women. Moreover, women experience hormonal changes and disease states unique to women with marked metabolic consequences increasing the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases that may be highly sensitive to alterations in habits of physical activity and nutrition.

CWS consists of 6 work packages (WP) all involving different faculties and disciplines.