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Physiological and Psychological Mechanisms of Resistance to Weight Loss and/or Weight Loss Maintenance

While it is clear that marked individual variability exists in dietary and exercise-induced weight loss, the adaptive biological and behavioural responses that resist weight loss and drive weight regain remain unclear. Read more

Climate change reduces the nutritional value of food crops

Increasing atmospheric CO. 2. concentrations and increasing temperatures are causing physiological responses in crops, which lead to them having reduced protein and micronutrient contents. Read more

Northern Diamonds County Cricket Club Fees Funded MRes in Collaboration wiht the Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University

The Carnegie School of Sport in collaboration with Diamonds Women’s cricket team (as part of Yorkshire County cricket club) are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to a fees funded MRes to investigate ‘Match day nutrition intakes and estimated energy expenditure of female cricket players in the domestic setting’. Read more

Tackling the lack of diversity in research: Exploring weight loss approaches to reduce health inequalities in an ageing South Asian population

In South Asian communities, a substantially lower body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference confer equivalent health risk factor profiles to white Europeans (WE), potentially because of a more centralised distribution of body fat (Patel et al. Read more

Insects as a dietary protein source in nutrition and health: Feasibility of a sustainable alternative to animal-based protein sources (Ref FHMS - FF - 13 BIO)

Insects have been used as a source of dietary protein for many years in East-Asian and African populations and more recently the interest in this potential protein source has been growing in Western countries due to issues with food availability and delivery (e.g. Read more

Improving ageing markers in the gut microbiome for healthy ageing (Ref FHMS - FF - 09 PSY)

The number of older adults worldwide is expected to double to 1.5 billion people by 2050 (United Nations 2019), however increasing numbers of older adults are living out their later lives in poor health. Read more

A balancing act: how hosts control metal availability to their microbiota

BACKGROUND. The human mouth is home to diverse resident microbes and up to 100-200 individual species are commonly detected. These resident microbes play a symbiotic role and contribute to oral health. Read more

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