Services

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Quisper® is working to connect the knowledge, tools and data, and service described below.
If you can help Quisper optimise this process, please contact secretariat@quisper.eu

Additional services will be added in 2019 allowing:

  • Better dietary advice based on a combination of biomarkers and genes
  • Translation of dietary advice into a menu-planner for one or more weeks

1. Dietary Reference Values (EuroFIR AISBL, BE)

  • Population reference intakes (PR)
  • Average requirements (AR)
  • Lower threshold intakes (LT)
  • Upper threshold intakes (UT)

These are classified according to:

  • Age group (infants, adults, etc.)
  • Sex (male, female)
  • Physiological state (pregnancy, breast feeding)

DRVs are available for: Austria (AT), Denmark (DK), Finland (FI), Germany (DE), Iceland (IS), Italy (IT), Norway (NO), Sweden (SE), Switzerland (D-A-CH) and the United Kingdom (UK).

2. Food Transport Service (EuroFIR AISBL, BE)

This tool provides access to 30 national food composition datasets globally.

3. Personalised dietary advice (Food4Me, www.food4me.org)

To provide personalised dietary advice, this service requires personal information, such as body metrics (i.e. weight, height, biological sex, etc.), food intakes, based on a food diary or food frequency questionnaire, blood biomarkers (e.g. cholesterol) and, sometimes, genetic data.

Naturally occurring differences in human DNA (variation or polymorphisms) affect the way individuals absorb, transport, store or metabolise nutrients. As a consequence, individuals might need to avoid certain foods or nutrients or, more commonly, need to eat more of a particularly type of food and less of another, reducing their risk of non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease.

The science describing relationships such as these, between our genes, specific nutrients and some foods, is called nutrigenetics.