Mission Statement




The research area Nutrition, Exercise and Health deals with the significance of nutrients or certain types of nutritional regimes with regard to health, body composition and physical performance.

The focus is primarily on longer-term adaptation processes through optimization of body composition, improvement of metabolic adaptation or positive influence on resilience and regeneration.

In this context, the focus is on the specific effects of various proteins and carbohydrates, as well as on the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of secondary plant compounds and vitamins.

However, the influence of nutrition on body composition and metabolic processes is not only investigated under the aspect of top-class sports, but also with regard to the influence of chronic civilization diseases such as diabetes and obesity. In this respect, an important focus is the implementation of nutritional findings in programs for practical improvement of health and lifestyle, especially in the field of public health.