CURRENT RESEARCH

Working with other nutrition and clinical researchers around the world to increase the knowledge of what constitutes an optimum diet and the implementation of health promotion strategies. 

Research focus aims to: 

How food components contribute to health and prevent chronic diet-related diseases

 

Doing research  to increase the knowledge of what constitutes an optimum diet and the implementation of health promotion strategies at different levels.  The main theme of my Research is

"How food components contribute to health and prevent chronic diet-related diseases"

More specifically: 

I)  Effects of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on feto-placental growth and development such as early placentation (palcental angiogenesis), as well as placental roles in the transfer of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (DHA and ARA) and other nutrients from the mother to the fetus.

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II) Cardio-protective factors in fruits: Isolation and characterisation of cardioprotective factors that lower blood pressure and platelet hyperactivity in humans.

 

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