Háskóli Íslands

Research Areas and Projects.

Nutrition of Infants, Children and Adolescents
- Birth weight, growth and health status later in life
- Infant Nutrition in Iceland: 1995-7, 2005-7. Intervention about breastfeeding
- Dietary Intake of 2-year-old Icelanders
- Dietary Intake of 3- and 5-year-old children – the effect of marketing of  healthy food
- Dietary Intake of 6-year-old children
- Health status of 7-year-old children – intervention study
- Dietary Intake of 9- and 15-year-old children
- Fruit and vegetable intake of 11-year-old children
- Overweight and obesity of Icelandic children

- Nutrition and physical activity of elderly- intervention study
- The effect of proteins on the structuring of muscles in the elderly
- Healthier meat products

Nutrition and Diseases
- Food and diabetes. Possible protective effects of Icelandic food and food habits
- Food and diabetes. Different meal composition, absorption and glycemic response
- Birth weight and diseases later in life

Nutritional Status
- Nutritional status of hospitalized patients – various patient groups
- Screening method for malnutrition and evaluation programme
- Body mass index in the Icelandic population.
- Iodine status of pregnant women and teenage girls in Iceland (pdf)

Fish consumption among young adults – intervention study
- Weight control
- Antioxidants
- Blood parameters
- Fish 5 times a week

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Weight gain in pregnancy among women of normal weight before pregnancy and:
a) weight 18-24 months postpartum
b) pregnancy complications among women of normal weight before pregnancy
- Effect of dietary factors on the composition of breast milk
- Nutritional factors in pregnancy and health
- Exclusive breastfeeding for 4 or 6 months – intervention study (pdf)

Nutritional Properties of Icelandic Cow’s Milk
- Quality and health aspects of milk components
- Sample collection and chemical analysis
- Specific properties of the Icelandic cow’s milk
- The effect of the Icelandic cow’s milk on health
- Association between beta-casein A1 and B with type 1 diabetes
Nutrition Recommendations

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