Lifestyle diseases such as diabetes are strongly linked to the consumption of a typical Western diet. Our work explores whether poor diets lead to disease and how a change in diet can help treat or prevent disease.
Our research in nutrition and immuno-metabolism involves:
We’re exploring affordable and safe ways to help people understand and achieve an optimum diet for good health.
A good diet is a safe and affordable way to keep us healthy, prevent disease and improve the effects of medicine – including reducing drug dosage and side effects.
Our research has lead to the creation of an interdisciplinary topic in the journal Frontiers in Immunology to identify how modern lifestyle environment and impact on health. This initiative is led by two node members (Macia and Nanan, who also leads the DOHAD node) in conjunction with an international collaborator Dr Galy.
We have developed strong interdisciplinary links between teams in nutrition, immunology, infection, gut microbiota and chemists in ANSTO. This has resulted in successful grants and funding, including:
Our node has seven publications so far in journals including: