I.Family coming to ESOF 2016!

We’re delighted to announce that the I.Family Study will play a key role in the official scientific programme at next month’s EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) – against tough competition! Almost 300 applications were received by the ESOF panel, with only 100 eventually approved. I.Family will run a ‘mindfulness’ workshop called “Think health: a mindful approach […]


From dietary behaviour to physical activity: I.Family researchers present insights into childhood & adolescent health

Project representatives at EOS & ISBNPA 2016 share findings


Circulating microRNAs are regulated in overweight/obese children: preliminary results of the I.Family Study

A team of I.Family researchers in Italy have found a correlation between the regulation of microRNA and obesity in children. “MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs involved in the modulation of gene expression and control of numerous cell functions,” explains Dr. Giuseppe Iacomino, lead author on the study. “Recent studies have shown that they are […]


The influence of physical fitness on cardio-metabolic risk factors in European children: the IDEFICS study

Mahmoud Zaquot, part of the team at UGENT in Belgium (an I.Family partner), has recently released a paper detailing a study into physical fitness and metabolic risk factors in children, using data from IDEFICS, the I.Family precursor study. The paper has been published by the International Journal of Obesity and accepted for publication by the […]


Intervention can be key to helping families make healthier choices: I.Family research paper published in Obesity Reviews

An I.Family study has highlighted the positive impact of education for families on healthy diet and lifestyle choices.   IDEFICS, led by the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS, Germany) from 2006-2012, was the predecessor to I.Family and staged interventions in several different communities across eight European countries.  Dietary advice and educational materials […]


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