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, Total Body Potassium Counter, 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 through our Public Service program.