The overall goal of this theme established in April 2017 is to investigate the role of diet, nutrition and lifestyle in the aetiology of chronic disease and to create the foundation for the development of preventative interventions.
Our objectives are:
- To provide a coordinated Measurement Platform in diet, physical activity and nutrition – available to work with the local, national and international research community.
- To understand the interplay between dietary factors, nutritional factors and physical activity with genetics and early life development in the aetiology of diabetes and related metabolic disorders, and also coronary heart disease and stroke.
- To lead a programme to develop and evaluate dietary, physical activity and nutritional interventions in patient groups to enhance health outcomes.
Our Measurement Platform supports local, UK international research groups and studies through collaborations and service-based delivery of measurements. We provide a coordinated platform bringing expertise in physical activity, anthropometry, dietary assessment and nutritional biomarkers.
If you are interested in our expertise and services, or wish to collaborate with us for your research, please get in touch through details on the Measurement Platform pages.
Developing and evaluating interventions in patient groups
The new research programme relating to the Evaluation of Diet and Physical Activity Interventions in Patient Populations has now been established. Current work for this programme includes dietary intervention in pre-hypertensive population group and the use of diet and physical activity measurements to improve clinical care in severely obese, transplant and cancer patients.