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Organisation name in English

I. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University

Organisation name in national language

ДВНЗ "Тернопільський державний медичний університет імені І.Я. Горбачевського МОЗ України"


Majdan Voli,1
46001 Ternopil





Ternopilska Oblast


Priority 3.1 Support to the development of health protection and social services

Legal status of organisation

public administration

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Name & surname

Mariya Marushchak

Position/function within the organisation

Head of Department of Functional Diagnostics and Clinical Pathophysiology




Project idea (in English)

According to the World Health Rankings some countries will experience significant decrease in population by 2050,in particular, in Poland the population will decrease by 13.7%, Ukraine by 19.6%, Belarus by 13.2%. The length and quality life can be affected by many factors, including lifestyle, environment, food and others. One of such factors may be food additives, consumed by virtually everyone, and with new additives constantly being added to food products. Agricultural and food industries use the additives to impart specific qualities to their products, however the data on safety of the additives is often incomplete or even questionable. We propose to study safety of one such widespread food additive, carrageenan. Together with Polish colleagues we will investigate if different concentrations of carrageenan in drinking water affect main body organs in experimental animals of different gender and age, and both healthy ones and with chronic diseases. The results will help to determine which groups can consume carrageenan safely, and pinpoint safe forms and concentrations of it.

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