FOODBALL Project Overview

The Food Biomarkers AllianceFoodBAll – is a JPI-funded, multicentric project aiming to develop strategies for food biomarker discovery and validation, and to identify biomarkers of intake for a range of foods.

This page is maintained as a collaborative effort of numerous experts in the field of food metabolomics. It will provide support for the food metabolome community through the collection of useful information and tools, concepts, current practices and major updates in the field.
Recent Papers

A selection of recent papers on the food metabolome and identification/validation of dietary biomarkers.
  • Are Metabolic Signatures Mediating the Relationship between Lifestyle Factors and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk? Results from a Nested Case–Control Study in EPIC
  • Nutrimetabolomics: integrating metabolomics in nutrition to disentangle intake of animal-based foods
  • Diabetes and branched‐chain amino acids: What is the link?
  • Urinary Metabolites Associated with Blood Pressure on a Low- or High-Sodium Diet
  • Critical review of reporting of the data analysis step in metabolomics
  • The analytical process to search for metabolomics biomarkers
  • Recommended strategies for spectral processing and post-processing of 1D 1H-NMR data of biofluids with a particular focus on urine
  • 1H NMR-based metabolomics reveals the effect of maternal habitual dietary patterns on human amniotic fluid profile
  • Effects of a 12-week high-α-linolenic acid intervention on EPA and DHA concentrations in red blood cells and plasma oxylipin pattern in subjects with a low EPA and DHA status
  • Use of Metabolomics in Improving Assessment of Dietary Intake
  • Urinary Metabolomics Profiles Associated to Bovine Meat Ingestion in Humans
  • Effect of Dietary Counseling on a Comprehensive Metabolic Profile from Childhood to Adulthood
  • The effect of coffee intake on lysophosphatidylcholines: A targeted metabolomic approach
  • Metabolomics of postprandial plasma alterations: a comprehensive Japanese study
  • Joint Data Analysis in Nutritional Epidemiology: Identification of Observational Studies and Minimal Requirements
  • Guidelines for Biomarker of Food Intake Reviews (BFIRev): how to conduct an extensive literature search for biomarker of food intake discovery
  • nmrML: A Community Supported Open Data Standard for the Description, Storage, and Exchange of NMR Data
  • High Resolution Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Secoiridoids and Metabolites as Biomarkers of Acute Olive Oil Intake—An Approach to Study Interindividual Variability in Humans
  • Validation of the Brazilian Healthy Eating Index-Revised Using Biomarkers in Children and Adolescents
  • GC-MS Based Metabolomics and NMR Spectroscopy Investigation of Food Intake Biomarkers for Milk and Cheese in Serum of Healthy Humans
  • HMDB 4.0: the human metabolome database for 2018
  • Strawberries