The PREVIEW Study: prevention of diabetes through lifestyle intervention and population studies in Europe and around the world.  — ASN Events

The PREVIEW Study: prevention of diabetes through lifestyle intervention and population studies in Europe and around the world.  (#197)

Jennie Brand-Miller 1 , Stephen Colagiuri 1 , Mikael Fogelholm 2 , Edith Feskens 3 , Margriet Westerterp-Plantenga 4 , Wolfgang Schlicht 5 , Anne Raben 6
  1. University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  2. Food and Environmental Science, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  3. Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen, Utrecht, Netherlands
  4. Human Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
  5. Exercise and Health Science, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  6. Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark


PREVIEW is a new 5-y EU project (2013-2017) under the FP7, KBBE programme. The primary goal is to identify the most efficient lifestyle pattern for the prevention of type-2 diabetes in a population of pre-diabetic overweight or obese individuals.


The project comprises two distinct lines of evidence, both embracing European and overseas countries:

1) A multicentre, clinical randomized intervention trial (3 years) with a total of 2,500 pre-diabetic participants, including children, adolescents, adults and elderly. The impact of a high-protein, low-glycemic index diet vs. the officially recommended diet in combination with moderate or high intensity physical activity on the incidence of type-2 diabetes will be investigated. The trial will be performed in 8 centres.

2) Large population studies using data from all age groups in European and overseas countries (estimated persons included = 170,000). Modelling strategies will be used.

Focus in both lines of evidence will be on specific diet (protein, glycemic index) and intensity of physical activity, their interaction with the lifestyle factors: habitual stress and sleeping pattern as well as behavioural, environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic variables.


PREVIEW includes 12 European and 3 overseas partners.

From Europe: Raben, University of Copenhagen (DK), Project Coordinator; Fogelholm, University of Helsinki (FI); Feskens, Wageningen University (NL); Westerterp-Plantenga, Maastricht University (NL); MacDonald, University of Nottingham UK); Martinez, University of Navarra (ES); Handijev, Medical University Sofia (BU); Stratton, Swansea University (UK); Schlicht, University of Stuttgart (DE); Meyer, Meyers Madhus (DK); Lam, NetUnion (CH); Sundvall, National Institute for Health and Welfare (FI);

From overseas countries: Brand-Miller, University of Sydney (AUS); Poppitt, University of Auckland (NZ); Tremblay, Laval University (CAN).


The research described here receives funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 312057