The age of the population is shifting with an estimate that, by 2050, the global elderly population will have risen to 1.5 billion people. Even developing countries will see this shift as nutrition, medication and sanitation improve and birth rates decrease.
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We’ve all seen the television programmes where compulsive eaters graze their way through the day without realising what, when or how much they have eaten. Munching on a cookie here, a doughnut there, supplemented by a few chocolate bars and cans of fizzy drink in between highly calorific ready meals or takeaways.
In a unique collaboration the Nutrition Society has teamed up with the European Bioinformatics Institute to offer nutrition scientists and researchers a new workshop to understand how to access the huge databases provided by the EBI.
Dr Graham Horgan is Principal Consultant for Human Health and Nutrition, Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen.