Peri-Treatment

led by Dr Charlotte Atkinson and Professor Andy Ness

Our aim is to develop nutrition-based interventions that can improve health outcomes in people who have undergone, or are undergoing, hospital treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy.

We aim to:

  • Investigate the role of diet and the feasibility of fasting at the time of chemotherapy.
  • Conduct a series of studies to look at dietary advice for people with an ileostomy (an artificial opening made to divert the flow of bowel contents outside the body).
  • Assess the role of low iodine diets in people undergoing radio-iodine ablation (a type of radiotherapy) and people‚Äôs experiences of this diet.
  • Explore muscle mass and frailty in relation to outcomes of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy, and whether nutrition-based interventions could improve outcomes.