France launches massive nutrition study

12th May 2009, Comments 0 comments

France is hoping to recruit half a million people to conduct the world's largest internet-based survey into eating habits.

PARIS – The French health ministry on Monday said it hoped to recruit as many as half a million people in France in the world's largest Internet-based survey into eating habits.

The "NutriNetSante" (NutriNetHealth) study is exceptional in scope.

The goal is for volunteers to provide online information about their weight and eating habits over five years, updating the details once a month -- an exercise that will take about 20 minutes each time.

Researchers will start trawling for volunteers via the Internet and through poster campaigns in post offices, shops and gymnasiums in order to get a representative cross-section of French society.

AFP / Expatica

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