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Nutrition and Health Research Group

Institute for Health Research

Improving health via evidence-based nutrition

We bring together researchers and practitioners from across nutrition, dietetics, public health, psychology, exercise science and physical activity. We collaborate with national and international organisations (research and health) – taking a multidisciplinary approach with the aim of improving nutrition and public health.

Research themes

  • Maternal nutrition
    - Patient and public involvement regarding healthy eating advice during pregnancy
  • Maternal obesity
    - Fit For Birth: A longitudinal cohort study regarding pregnancy women with BMI > 35
  • Cardiometabolic risk
    - The complexity of the LDL particle: small molecules, big questions!
    - Low carbohydrate diets
  • Takeaway food
    - EatRight: Reformulation of high fat, high salt meals
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
    - Effects of krill oil versus fish oil
  • Sports nutrition
  • Appliances and the Internet of things
  • Lived experiences of obesity

Research impact

  • We have influenced Government and NHS guidelines
    - NICE guidelines
    - Local authority initiatives
  • The delivery of nutrition education for undergraduate and postgraduate midwives across the UK

Nutrition and Health Research Group

Who we work with

  • The NHS
    - Liverpool Women’s Hospital
    - Royal Liverpool University Hospital
    - Liverpool CCG
  • Other research institutes
    - Ulster University
    - Northumbria University
    - Chester University
    - Hope University
    - Surrey University
    - Manchester Metropolitan University
    - Manchester University
  • International collaborations
    - University of Makurdi, Nigeria
    - University of Madihol, Thailand
    - Michael Schmidt, metabologics, Boulder USA
    - University Mexico