Nutrition

Good health requires a good diet, and diseases of under-nutrition and over-nutrition (e.g. heart disease and diabetes) are some of the major challenges in modern medicine.

People » Tim Coulson

Professor of Zoology & Professorial Fellow Jesus College

Tim’s research investigates the causes and consequences of dynamics of individual characters including obesity and behavior.

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People » Tim Key

Professor of Epidemiology & Deputy Director, Cancer Epidemiology Unit

Tim Key’s main research interests are the roles of diet and sex hormones in the aetiology of cancer, and the long-term health of vegetarians.

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People » Virginia Morrow

Senior Research Officer / Associate Professor, Young Lives

Ginny Morrow's research focuses on children’s work, sociological approaches to the study of childhood and children’s rights, the ethics of social research with children, children’s understandings of family, and children and ‘social capital’.

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Professor Mike Rayner, Dr Pete Scarborough and their team in the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention modelled the effect of a 20% tax on sugary soft drinks in the UK, finding a distinct reduction in rates of obesity, particularly among young people.

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The aim of this project is to develop the first integrated model of environmental sustainability, health and economic development.

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