Plant-based and Vegan diets – remembering iodine

Iodine – an important nutrient for plant-based and vegan diets PhD student Martha Redway presents key points to make sure the nutrient is not overlooked. Was your New Year’s resolution to eat more plants? Maybe you even took part in Veganuary, an international campaign to go animal product-free for the month of January? If you’ve decided that you’d prefer a […]

Polyphenolics & fibre – from new foods to intervention studies

An interview with Wardah Talib, intern with the BLEND project In November 2018, I completed master’s in Biotechnology and Management from University of Glasgow and interned for three months in the Human Nutrition section, at the University of Glasgow. It was a multidisciplinary experience, assisting Prof Christine Edwards & Dr Emilie Combet in running the […]

We need to speak about Iodine

Dietary guidance and information in pregnancy – where does iodine stand? By Maira Bouga, PhD candidate and  Emilie Combet, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition   Iodine is an important nutrient, especially during pregnancy – however, very few women have ever heard of it. In fact, it is very rarely mentioned during antenatal care, despite its important […]

Variability in the metabolism of plant bioactives & ageing

Is the capacity of the gut to break down and absorb plant bioactives different in older people compared to younger people? by Emilie Combet, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, and Christine Edwards, Professor of Nutritional Physiology   Polyphenolics are small compounds found in most plant foods – they are classified as “bioactives” because research shows that […]

Spotlight on current research – the BLEND study & gut health

Innovating through the study of fibre and polyphenols interaction in foods By Emilie Combet, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, and Christine Edwards, Professor of Nutritional Physiology    Our research unit has a big interest in polyphenolics and heath. The BLEND project is a 3-year study focusing on the interaction between two important components in our food: […]

Non-alcoholic fatty liver – a new marker to understand and spot the disease

A blood test to diagnose fatty liver by Emilie Combet, Antonis Vlassopoulos and Susana Palma-Duran    More than half of the world population is currently suffering from overweight or obesity. The majority of these people, including adults and children, may develop fat accumulation in the liver and gradually liver disease. Unfortunately, in most of the […]

Growth charts and cerebral palsy – Scottish children with CP taller than US counterparts

New growth charts can help identify Scottish children with CP in need of extra help Prof Charlotte Wright, Paediatrician with an interest in nutrition   As a paediatrician with an interest in nutrition I have always been interested in growth charts and led the group that redesigned the UK charts a few years back.  However […]

Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to our blog, which will feature our research activities in Human Nutrition at Glasgow. We are looking forward to sharing plans for new projects and updates on ongoing research. Human Nutrition consists of a core of academic staff actively supported by research fellows and assistants, research nurses, research dietitians and other specialists. Nutrition is a body of integrated sciences […]