Millions for health research
"This will enable us to find relationships between seafood and health," says Director of Research Even Stenberg. Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge donated NOK 3 million to see how seafood can prevent disease.
An ever-increasing number of people worldwide are suffering from
obesity, the lifestyle disease diabetes type 2 and heart disease.
Fiskeriforskning in Tromsø has been working for several
years on seafood and health.
The latest NOK 3 million donation from SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge
enables the establishment of several projects with an even greater
focus on the linkage between seafood and health.
The projects will have a special focus towards the Arctic and will
also prepare for collaboration with Russia. The cross-border
collaboration involves Fiskeriforskning, the University of
Arkhangelsk and the University of Tromsø.
Knowledge and value creation
SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge Group Director Olav Karlsen said, while
presenting the donation to Fiskeriforskning on Friday, it is
important to use funds from the donation fund for the creation of
"SpareBank 1 believes it is important to contribute to the raising
of competence in such a topical area as this," says Karlsen. "The
research communities in Tromsø are undisputed leaders in
this type of research."
Researching across borders
Senior Scientist Asbjørn Gildberg showed fish protein, which
is virtually free from fish fats.
Fiskeriforskning is producing this protein following the
establishment of a collaboration agreement with LavalUniversity in
Canada. This university is now studying the relationship between
fish protein and diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
"Things indicate that protein and other substances in the actual
fish meat can be just as beneficial for health as fish oil, but we
need to first conduct scientific research," says Gildberg.
For more information, contact Senior Researcher Asbjørn
Gildberg, phone +47 77 62 90 56
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