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 Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Research 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 Stephanie Ramage (780-492-6668;