Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and Health Services
The centre advances public health through knowledge development and research on public health, disease prevention and health care. The centre provides knowledge on preventing major health problems, the options for preventing these problems, and the care required.
For instance, the centre assesses the health risks of
overweight, life style factors such as nutrition and physical
activity, and exposure to substances in foods. To this end,
epidemiological studies and integrated risk assessment are carried
out, which take into consideration a range of impacts and types of
exposure. Research is carried out on the impact and the cost
effectiveness of preventive measures, innovations in health care,
and changes to the health care system.