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    Changing the face of human nutrition

Research activities

The Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition (HSUHN), is a vibrant, internationally recognised group that explores the impacts of diets, food or individual dietary components on health promotion and chronic disease prevention.

We use controlled dietary intervention, advanced biochemical, molecular biology and genotyping techniques to determine the action of nutrients from a cellular to whole body level.

Research sponsors include research councils, including Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), European Union; charities including Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, and a wide range of industrial partners. Our collaborators include the University of Reading's centres of excellence: Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR) and Centre for Integrated Neurosciences and Neurodynamics (CINN).

The activities of the group may be broadly divided into the following research themes:

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