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The PREVIEW project

The main findings of the PREVIEW intervention study were published in the November 2020 issue of the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.  You can download it at this link (or copy and paste to your browser):

The PDF is also available under the PUBLICATIONS tab of this website. 

A media release is available under the MEDIA tab of this website.  

PREVIEW is an acronym of PREVention of diabetes through lifestyle Intervention and population studies in Europe and around the World. The project is a large multi-national diabetes prevention project funded by 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, the National Health and Medical Research Council - EU Collaborative Grant, AUS; The New Zealand Health Research Council (14/191) and UoA Faculty Research Development Fund, AUS; the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de la Science et la Technologie (MESRST), CAN; and the Cambridge Weight Plan.

The primary goal of PREVIEW 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 with a total of 2,500 pre-diabetic participants, including children and adolescents, adults and elderly. The duration will be 3 years for the adults and elderly, and 2 years for the children and adolescents.

2) Large population studies using data from all age groups. Focus in both lines of evidence will be on diet (specifically protein and glycemic index) and intensity of physical activity, as well as their interaction with the lifestyle factors, habitual stress and sleeping pattern as well as behavioural, environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic variables.

PREVIEW will significantly increase our knowledge on how specific lifestyle factors can help preventing type-2 diabetes.

The strategic impact of PREVIEW concerns the massive problems associated with the global diabesity epidemic (obesity and type-2 diabetes) and therefore includes partners from Europe (East, West, North and South) and Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. PREVIEW will thereby contribute to improving health over the life-span of the population in Europe as well as worldwide. Overall the public health and socioeconomic impact of PREVIEW is expected to be very significant.

The project is led by Professor Anne Raben from the University of Copenhagen and there are 15 partners in the consortium. The project will run for 6 years starting in January 2013.

Project acronym:          PREVIEW

Project full title:            PREVention of diabetes through lifestyle Intervention and population studies
                                         in Europe and around the World

Type of project:            Collaborative project, large-scale integrating project

Theme:                           KBBE.2012.2.2-03: Impact of lifestyle on well-being and diet-related disease

Grant Agreement no:   312057

Total budget:                  14,154.061.01 €

Total EU contribution:   8,993,475.00 €

Context and Objectives   ¦   Expected Results and Impact   ¦   Work Packages   ¦   Project Progress

Success Stories

PREVention of Diabetes through lifestyle Intervention and population studies in Europe and around the World (PREVIEW) Symposium on the 9-10 April 2019.

 Link for podcast

Prof. Jennie Brand Miller, Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Sydney

Mission Statement

PREVIEW’S goal is to identify the most efficient dietary and exercise strategies for the prevention of diabetes. This Project is funded by the European Union.


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