About CRNC

Vision

To develop an integrated program that understands how food may be used to prevent and manage chronic disease and promote healthy aging.

About Us

To develop an integrated program that understands how food may be used to prevent and manage chronic disease and promote healthy aging.

Research Focus

The centre has 3 broad research themes:

1. Metabolic Impact of food intake

  • Food Structure and physiological outcomes
  • Glycaemia / Glucose metabolism
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Brown Adipose Tissue activation
  • Cardio-metabolic risk factors
  • Food intake and satiety

2. Sensory and Cognitive Influences

  • Cognitive Influences on energy intake
  • Food choice and selection
  • Sensory perception
  • Mastication / Oral processing
  • Texture cues to change eating rate

3. Impact of food on Body Composition and Metabolic Health

  • Partitioning of energy metabolism
  • Changes in body composition after weight loss
  • Impact of weight change on metabolism
  • Insulin sensitivity after weight loss
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