is the acronym for
"Exploiting Bioactivity of European Cereal Grains for Improved Nutrition and Health Benefits",
an Integrated Project of the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme.
HEALTHGRAIN continued till June 2010. HEALTHGRAIN related activities are now continued in the HEALTHGRAIN Forum association (www.healthgrain.org)
Organisations supporting the aims of the forum are welcome to join as member.
The Forum is maintaining the HEALTHGRAIN project website www.healthgrain.eu, with its weatlh of information as an archive.
The HEALTHGRAIN project has aimed at improving the well-being and reduce the risk of metabolic
syndrome related diseases in Europe by increasing the intake of protective compounds in whole grains or their
fractions and by producing health promoting and safe cereal foods and ingredients of high eating quality. A
whole grain diet is increasingly demonstrated to be protective against development of diet related disorders such as
cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
HEALTHGRAIN carried out an integrated, multidisciplinary effort
to establish the variation, process-induced changes and human metabolism of bioactive compounds in the major
European bread grains, and to reveal the physiological mechanisms underlying their significance in prevention of
metabolic syndrome and related diseases.
The work has been carried out in five modules (For further information click into the boxes below).
HEALTHGRAIN Basic data: