Investigating the roles of exercise and diet in the prevention of chronic lifestyle-related diseases.
As the incidence of chronic lifestyle-related diseases continues to rise globally, the work of ACU’s Exercise and Nutrition Research Program has never been more critical. The Program’s research team conducts clinically-based exercise and/or nutrition intervention studies directed at:
maximising health benefits through the optimal timing of nutrition and exercise
maintaining bone and skeletal muscle health during ageing
preventing and managing the adverse effects of cancer and other chronic metabolic diseases
discovering the biological mechanisms underlying the health benefits of appropriate exercise and nutrition
Experimental and clinical trials undertaken by the Exercise and Nutrition Research Program are conducted in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities using a range of contemporary equipment and techniques. Human, animal and cell models are utilised by our international team of researchers, who are dedicated to achieving research excellence using a holistic approach that considers molecular, cellular and whole-body physiology.