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Bio-Streams project launches to combat childhood obesity crisis in the European Union.

Duration: 1/5/2023 – 30/04/2027 | Total Funding: € 9,998,8375.50

We are pleased to announce TELEMATIC MEDICAL APPLICATIONS LTD. participation to the EU funded project BIO-STREAMS.

During the last decades, overweight & obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions across EU.

Prevalence in childhood is particularly alarming, resulting in psychological impacts & increased risks for NCDs. However, although obesity-related research has provided interesting results, several issues arise due to the lack of meta-reviews & the nature of data collected.

To address this, BioStreams aims to support the optimal use (and re-use) of health data (e.g. biological, demographic, epigenetic, etc.) to generate metadata/knowledge and provide new evidences, methodologies & tools for:

a) creating and deploying the Bio-Streams Biobank that will act as a scientific platform for research in obesity and better diagnostic and therapeutic approaches

b) understanding the transition from metabolically healthy to unhealthy, preventing under age obesity

c) designing better strategies to educate & empower young citizens for weight self-management;

d) coordinating authorities & policy makers to develop cross-sectoral solutions for health promotion & under age obesity prevention.

Specifically, Bio-Streams delivers a dedicated under age obesity biobank providing real-world health data (including biospecimens, anthropometrics, behavioural and cost data) from retrospective and prospective sources, while taking into account efficient data harmonisation and standardisation principles, transforming data valorisation towards under age obesity prevention and future research.

Moreover, the Bio-Streams framework for data handling, provides robust and transparent methodologies for operational procedures (data infrastructures), analysis and reporting (via metareviews and AI-based Apps/components, evaluated via 12 multi-site pilots (7 clinical and 5 schools)), citizen awareness and lifestyle alteration, delivering obesity prevention guidelines, knowledge generation while fostering considerable opportunities for regional and national health authorities/policymakers.

For more information, please visit https://www.bio-streams.eu/