Located at the University of Alberta, the Human Nutrition Research Unit is a state of the art facility supporting leading health research in nutrition.

Research Services

The HNRU is a one-stop shop for clinical research that is open to researchers from around the world.

Services and Facilities Include:

  • Body Composition (DXA, Bod Pod, BIA, Ultrasound, CT imaging analysis)

  • Energy Metabolism (Whole Body Calorimetry Unit, Metabolic Cart, Fitmate)

  • Research Kitchen

  • Blood Processing Laboratory

  • Phlebotomists

  • Registered Dietitians







Energy Metabolism and Body Composition Testing

The HNRU now offers energy metabolism and body composition testing to the general public.