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 which benefits 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.



Optimising nutrition in children with chronic disease


Diet, activity and lifestyle in people with cancer

Type 2 diabetes

Improving metabolic control in people with type 2 diabetes


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

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Academic Co-lead

Professor Russ Jago

Academic Co-lead

Professor Richard Martin

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Latest research news

Exploring dietitians’ views and practice on dietary pattern advice for adults managing type 2 diabetes

24 November 2021

A new study from researchers at the National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research ...

Bristol childhood obesity clinic forms blueprint for national NHS pilot

16 November 2021

Children and young people with severe obesity will receive intensive support with a pilot of ...