We are proud to announce that the Carlos Simon Foundation is actively participating in the European Project eprObes (Early Prevention of Obesity). This multidisciplinary initiative addresses a critical issue: preventing obesity throughout life. By identifying risk factors, making earlier prognoses, and implementing early interventions, eprObes aims to combat the global epidemic of obesity, with a particular focus on the prenatal to pubertal developmental stages.
AI represents one of the most innovative aspects of the project; eprObes incorporates data analysis and machine learning algorithms to design decision support tools for doctors and health professionals in the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity. With a duration of five years, eprObes brings together scientists from countries such as Germany, France, Denmark, Turkey, Poland, Belgium, and Estonia.
The initiative, coordinated by the CIBER and the area of Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition (CIBEROBN), will involve the participation of leading institutions in Spain, which include the University of Cordoba (UCO), the Fundació Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica (IDIBELL), the Foundation for Biomedical Research of Cordoba (FIBICO), the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), the Institute for Health Research (INCLIVA) or the University of Valencia (UVEG), the Foundation for Biomedical Research of Cordoba (FIBICO), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the Institute for Health Research (INCLIVA) or the University of Valencia (UVEG), and eighteen international organizations.
The research line led by Prof. Carlos Simon and Dr. Felipe Vilella in collaboration with the University of Valencia and INCLIVA, conducted at the Carlos Simon Foundation, aims to identify epigenetic modifiers secreted by the mother that may induce the onset of obesity during early childhood and puberty/adolescence.