Nutrition research

Our research is driving health and clinical impacts across the whole life course, through three key themes; starting well in life, staying healthy  for longer and improving nutritional care.


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Childhood obesity, growth, development and health

Southampton led the way in showing every mouthful changes our risk of disease, from our mother’s diet whilst pregnant through childhood and adolescence. We're working on intervening early to prevent obesity, diabetes and other major diseases.

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Obesity, liver disease and cancer

We are tackling the health issues due to lifestyle and poor nutrition that typically affect the middle aged, focussing on obesity, cancer and liver disease.  

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Nutrition and healthy ageing 

We're living longer than ever before, thanks to better healthcare and policy. We're finding ways of improving well-being, avoiding disease and optimising acute care nutrition for older people.

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