The IISPV office in Tarragona hosted the first face-to-face meeting of the BiomarKid project, which will identify key biomarkers for a better approach to childhood obesity. This meeting has been also attended by scientific experts in different areas such as metabolomics, diet and physical activity and innovation, as well as a representative of the IISPV spin-off Biosfer Telsab. The project will last 3 years.
The study will analyze the result of the interaction of aspects such as diet, environment or genetics and their effects on each person through metabolites, markers present in blood and urine.
The data from the more than 3,000 children of different ages and countries who have participated in the study will be collected in a web application so that, thanks to artificial intelligence, researchers and professionals in clinical practice can interpret them and thus make better decisions when treating patients with obesity.