Biological Basis of Food Choice and Nutritional Behavior

Although there are many recommendations for a healthy diet, only few people adhere to them. Why do we eat what we eat? And why is it rarely possible to follow dietary recommendations?

This is precisely the starting point of Research Focus III, which aims to bring about long-term and sustainable acceptance of dietary recommendations. In recent years, the focus has been on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of taste perception. Nowadays the scientists are mainly investigating which biological principles underlie nutritional behavior. In addition, they provide a molecular basis for the observation that people usually do not permanently succeed in following health-promoting dietary recommendations. Research Focus III thus provides a basis for studying dietary behavior as a cause of faulty nutrition.

Although it has long been known what constitutes a healthy diet, only few people adhere to it.

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