Cardiometabolic Health

Cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes are the greatest cause of morbidity and mortality globally, with diet considered as a key modulator of risk. We are internationally recognised for our research examining the role of diet and nutrition on cardiometabolic health and disease risk, with particular expertise in lipoprotein metabolism, insulin resistance, inflammation and vascular function. We combine expertise in randomised human intervention studies together with state of the art non-invasive techniques to examine the physiological effects of dietary change on cardiometabolic risk markers, in combination with a range of cell culture approaches to investigate molecular mechanisms. Complex analysis of large population cohorts also provides insight into the role of genes on responsiveness to dietary modulation and disease risk.

Dairy products with reduced saturated fatty acids

Saturated fat intake in most EU states still exceed the guidelines for reducing cardiovascular disease risk. Dairy foods are major sources of saturated fatty acids (SFA) in many EU diets…Read More >

Yogurt consumption – favourable metabolic profile in children

Dairy products are a good source of a number of important nutrients in the British diet such as energy, protein and other macro- and micronutrients. However, dairy fats are high…Read More >

Dietary Intervention and VAScular Function (DIVAS) Study

Cardiovascular diseases (coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease), are the primary cause of death worldwide. A key public health recommendation for reducing the risk of developing CVD is…Read More >

Production of dairy products with reduced saturated fat content

Background Adults, and especially children, exceed the dietary target (11% of food energy intake) for saturated fat in the UK. Consumption of saturated fatty acid (SFA) increases the risk of…Read More >