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: […]