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  The role of the diet in affecting neurocognition and mood through effects on the production of neuromodulators by the intestinal microbiome (Ref: SF20/APP/FORD)
  Prof D Ford
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Bacteria can produce metabolites that have a neuromodulatory function or direct neuroactive properties. The best-studied examples include free fatty acids, which activate microglial cells, and the neurotransmitter GABA.
  Investigations on the Biological Activity of caseinate hydrolysates (Ref: SF20/APP/KOUTSIDIS)
  Dr G Koutsidis
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Bioactive peptides have been reported to exert a number of physiologically relevant activities including antihypertensive, cytotoxic, anticancer and antimicrobial effects.
  Listeria monocytogenes in food supply chains – the persistent pathogen (Ref: SF20/APP/FOX)
  Dr E Fox
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The foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is an important contaminant of food products and associated supply chains, and has caused significant outbreaks of disease through consumption of contaminated food products.
  Sex differences in association between sleep loss and energy metabolism; implications for lifestyle modifications (Ref: SF20/SER/MCIVER)
  Dr V McIver
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The incidence of reduced sleep in the UK is increasing. A report from the Sleep Council has shown that despite a recommendation of 7-9 hours of sleep per night, 74% of individuals sleep less than 7 hours (The Sleep Council, 2017).
  Exploring nutritional strategies to optimise performance in Academy footballers (Ref: SF20/SER/BRIGGS)
  Dr M Briggs
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The demands of Academy football match-play include a requirement to cover distances of ~7-11 km (Goto et al., 2015), perform explosive bouts of skill-based work (Stolen et al., 2005) and run at high intensities (>3.0 m s−2) for up to 375 ± 120 m per half (Russell et al., 2015), whilst eliciting mean whole-match intensities of 70-80% V̇O2max (Bangsbo, 2010).
  Influence of nutritional intervention on antisocial behaviour in young people (Ref: SF20/APP/YOUNG)
  Dr J Young
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Evidence supports the idea that poor diet can lead to antisocial behaviour and work by Gesch et al (2002) has shown that supplementing prisoner’s diets with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids can lead to a reduction in antisocial behaviour.
  Coffee waste metabolism by Extremophiles for the Bioethanol production (Ref: SF20/APP/MUNOZ)
  Dr J Munoz
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Due to an increasing demand of fossil fuels, the search for alternative bioenergy has gained much attention from the scientific community and the general population.
  Metabotyping the response to dietary intervention (Ref: SF20/APP/LODGE)
  Dr J Lodge
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A healthy diet is at the forefront of factors known to reduce risk of degenerative disease. It has been evidenced that certain dietary approaches can influence specific conditions associated with healthy ageing such as endothelial function (blood pressure), cognition, lipid status and glucose control.
  Dietary and lifestyle management of gastric reflux and dyspepsia (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE5)
  Dr I Brownlee
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Upper gut symptoms like heartburn cause major long-term impact on quality of life and are believed to be caused by the movement of stomach contents back up the oesophagus.
  Dietary fibres and cardiometabolic health (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE4)
  Dr I Brownlee
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The term “dietary fibre” refers to a spectrum of indigestible carbohydrates, mainly of plant origin that have been linked to a range of health benefits.
  Evaluating appropriate routes of personalising dietary advice (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE3)
  Dr I Brownlee
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Consumer-driven trends are increasing the focus of the food, nutraceutical and health technology industries to “personalise” their offerings.
  Evaluation of the validity and utility of emerging technologies to track health, diet and lifestyle (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE2)
  Dr I Brownlee
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Mobile technologies and wearable devices provide novel approaches to collect data that could form the basis of management of diet and lifestyle in reducing long-term risk of disease.
  Estimation of food portion sizes through smartphone images (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE1)
  Dr I Brownlee
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Accurate and precise assessment of dietary intake is crucial to consideration of population-to individual-level patterns of food consumption with clear links to consequent impacts on long-term health and national/global food requirements.
  The role of functional foods in modulating the adaptive response to training (Ref: SF20/SER/HOWATSON)
  Prof G Howatson
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There is growing body of evidence to suggest that the use of bioactive foods can be beneficial in the management of post-exercise declines in muscle function.
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