This platform investigates how the delivery of nutrients from natural and processed foods influences metabolic outcomes.

The research includes human intervention studies to examine the effects of food structure, rates of delivery of nutrients and bioactives and their interactions on metabolic cascades. These processes can lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome, and are linked to diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Use of genetic and phenotypic knowledge is used to better understand the mechanisms of diet–health relationships, which can drive the design and development of novel foods and/or food processing technologies. There is an emphasis on using new tools and techniques for metabolic analysis.

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