New-start: Breakfast to female adolescents – strategy to reduce overweight & improve gut microbiota

A quarter of young women are overweight. The likelihood of being of normal weight seems greater if one eats breakfast. Despite this, approx. one third of young women do not eat breakfast regularly. In this project, the effect of eating a protein-rich breakfast in a group of overweight young women who typically skip breakfast is investigated.

By: Grith Mortensen

The hypothesis is that consuming a protein-rich breakfast with ‘skyr’ every day for 12 weeks will have a beneficial effect on the health profile compared to consuming a carbohydrate-rich breakfast. In addition, the project will investigate whether combining a protein-rich breakfast with exercise 3x/week will induce further positive health changes.

Project period: August 2020 - August 2022

Budget: 3.857.000 DKK

Financing: Danish Dairy Research Foundation, Arla Foods, in-kind from Aarhus University

Project manager: Mette Hansen

Institution: Department of Public Health, Aarhus University

Participants: Department of Food Science, Aarhus University