Know more

Our use of cookies

Cookies are a set of data stored on a user’s device when the user browses a web site. The data is in a file containing an ID number, the name of the server which deposited it and, in some cases, an expiry date. We use cookies to record information about your visit, language of preference, and other parameters on the site in order to optimise your next visit and make the site even more useful to you.

To improve your experience, we use cookies to store certain browsing information and provide secure navigation, and to collect statistics with a view to improve the site’s features. For a complete list of the cookies we use, download “Ghostery”, a free plug-in for browsers which can detect, and, in some cases, block cookies.

Ghostery is available here for free:

You can also visit the CNIL web site for instructions on how to configure your browser to manage cookie storage on your device.

In the case of third-party advertising cookies, you can also visit the following site:, offered by digital advertising professionals within the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA). From the site, you can deny or accept the cookies used by advertising professionals who are members.

It is also possible to block certain third-party cookies directly via publishers:

Cookie type

Means of blocking

Analytical and performance cookies

Google Analytics

Targeted advertising cookies


The following types of cookies may be used on our websites:

Mandatory cookies

Functional cookies

Social media and advertising cookies

These cookies are needed to ensure the proper functioning of the site and cannot be disabled. They help ensure a secure connection and the basic availability of our website.

These cookies allow us to analyse site use in order to measure and optimise performance. They allow us to store your sign-in information and display the different components of our website in a more coherent way.

These cookies are used by advertising agencies such as Google and by social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Among other things, they allow pages to be shared on social media, the posting of comments, and the publication (on our site or elsewhere) of ads that reflect your centres of interest.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses CAS and PHP session cookies and the New Relic cookie for monitoring purposes (IP, response times).

These cookies are deleted at the end of the browsing session (when you log off or close your browser window)

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses the XiTi cookie to measure traffic. Our service provider is AT Internet. This company stores data (IPs, date and time of access, length of the visit and pages viewed) for six months.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) does not use this type of cookie.

For more information about the cookies we use, contact INRA’s Data Protection Officer by email at or by post at:

24, chemin de Borde Rouge –Auzeville – CS52627
31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

Menu Logo Principal logo Université Clermont Auvergne & associés

Human Nutrition Unit

Zone de texte éditable et éditée et rééditée

Dr Christine MORAND

Research Director (PhD - HDR)

NutriVasc leader
Christine Morand


Vascular function

Clinical Trial



Interindividual variability

Email :

Phone : +33(0)4 73 62 40 84

Dr Christine Morand leads the Diet, Plant food bioactives & Vascular Health research group (NutriVasc) of the Human Nutrition Unit. She is also member of Scientific Council of the Food Research Department at INRA.

She is working for 10 years in the field of Nutrition & Health to study the role of dietary polyphenols in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases through a translational approach.This research includes human intervention studies with non-invasive assessment of vascular function, supplementation studies in animal models of atherosclerosis and cell experiments on vascular and immune cells. Previously she developped research on the absorption and metabolism of polyphenols.

Presently, she chairs the European COST-Action POSITIVe (FA1403) that addresses the interindividual variation in bioavailability and bioactivity in response to the consumption of plant food bioactives in relation to cardiometabolic outcomes. This multidisciplinary scientific network involves more than 70 research institutions from 31 European countries ( 

Since 2018, she is the Editor-in-chief of Food&Function.

Recent and ongoing projects

- Chair of the COST Action FA14013 - POSITIVe " Interindividual variation in response to plant food bioactives and determinants involved" (2014-18, 71 research institutions, 31 European  countries).

- PI of an INRA-Métaprogramme Grant: "Endothelial biomarkers as new predictive tools to identify the impact of diet on cardiovascular risk and on overall health status" (2013-14)

- Co-Investigator on a FP7 Grant: Targeted delivery of dietary flavanols for optimal human cell function: Effects on cardiovascular health (FLAVIOLA) (2009-13)

- PI of FDOC Grants (Florida Department of Citrus, Florida States, USA);

- (RFP 07-09): "Effects of flavonoids from grapefruit juice consumption on vascular function in post-menopausal women" (2011-14).

- (RFP 05-11): "Effect of the consumption of orange juice on vascular protection and immune function in healthy subjects – A human study on the specific contribution of orange flavanones » (2009-11).

- WP leader of a French National Research Agency Grant (ANR-06-PNRA-013): "Effect of a regular citrus fruit consumption on vascular protection" (2007-10).

Scientific animation

- 7th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health, Tours, France, 27-30th Oct 2015. (chair)

- 1st International workshop of the COST Action POSITIVe, Tours, France, 26-27th Oct 2015. (chair)


1. Habauzit V, Verny M, Milenkovic D, Barber-Chamoux N, Mazur A, Dubray C and Morand C. 2015. Flavanones protect from arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women consuming grapefruit juice for 6-months: A randomized controlled crossover trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. May 27. pii: ajcn104646.

2. Morand C, Dubray C, Milenkovic D, Lioger D, Martin JF, Scalbert A, Mazur A. 2011. Hesperidin contributes to trhe vascular protective effects of orange juice: a randomized crossover study in healthy volunteers. Am J Clin Nutr, 93, 73-80.

3. Milenkovic D, Deval C, Dubray C, Mazur A, Morand C. 2011. Hesperidin displays relevant role in the nutrigenomic effect of orange juice on blood leukocytes in human volunteers: a controlled cross-over study. Plos ONE;6(11):e26669. Epub 2011 Nov 16

4. Coban D, Milenkovic D., Chanet A., Mazur A., Morand C. 2012. Dietary curcumin inhibits atherosclerosis by affecting the expression of genes involved in leukocyte adhesion and transendothelial migration. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research 56(8):1270-81.

5. Chanet A, Milenkovic D, Claude S, Maier JAM, Khan M, Shinkaruk S, Bérard AM, Bennetau-Pelissero C, Mazur A, Morand C. 2013. Flavanone metabolites decrease monocyte adhesion to endothelial cells by modulating expression of related genes. B J Nutr. 21:1-12.

6. Milenkovic D, Jude B, Morand C. 2013. miRNA as molecular target of polyphenols underlying their biological effects. Free Radic Biol Med. Jun 7. [Epub ahead of print]