Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle

Improving people’s health through nutrition, diet and lifestyle research

We carry out patient-focussed research in the areas of human nutrition, diet and lifestyle. Our aim is to translate basic scientific discoveries into clinical research then through to benefits for patients and the NHS.Our researchers investigate how diet and lifestyle factors affect people with type 2 diabetes and children with chronic conditions and study what people should eat during chemotherapy and after abdominal surgery.  We also study which dietary and physical activity interventions could help people with cancer.

Workstreams

Childhood

Optimising nutrition in children with chronic disease

Cancer

Diet, activity and lifestyle in people with cancer

Type 2 Diabetes

Improving metabolic control in people with type 2 diabetes

Peri-Treatment

Improving nutrition before, during and after treatments (the peri-treatment period)

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Latest Research News

Julian Hamilton Shield attends the ‘Joining Forces’ UK-Qatar Health Research Forum

10 May 2019

Professor Julian Hamilton Shield attends the ‘Joining Forces’ UK-Qatar Health Research Forum organised by the ...

New diet and activity research collaboration tackles obesity and chronic disease challenge

26 April 2019

Date: 26 April 2019 The nation’s world-leading researchers in nutrition and physical activity have pledged to ...