The HNRU is able to support a wide variety of health and nutrition related research. Researchers from faculties including Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences, Medicine & Dentistry, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Physical education and Recreation have conducted studies in the HNRU.

Current and Recent Areas of Study Include

  • Protein requirements and body composition changes in cancer patients

  • Fiber supplementation and changes in the gut microbiome

  • Diabetic nephropathy and vitamin D supplementation

  • Effect of nutrition and exercise counselling on gestational weight gain

  • Post-prandial lipid metabolism in children and adolescents with Prader Willi Syndrome

  • Appetite Assessment in children with Prader Willi Syndrome

  • Energy metabolism & body composition changes in the postpartum period

  • Impact of dietary pulses on blood cholesterol levels

  • Dietary adherence in pediatric celiac disease

  • Fructose metabolism in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

  • Energy metabolism in people with type 2 diabetes

  • Lipid lowering effects of vaccenic acid in hyperlipidemic men

For more information on research that can be accommodated in the HNRU contact Adele Gagnon (780-492-6668;