Research / Healthy food and physical activity environments

Nutritional determinants of non-communicable diseases

Understanding the impact of diet on health

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Funding: $187,537 Timeframe: July 2018 – June 2024


What we are investigating

Take | Issue

Unhealthy diet is the leading preventable risk for poor health globally. In Aotearoa New Zealand, unhealthy diets, such as those low in wholegrains, vegetables and whole fruits, are now the leading cause of health loss, followed by high body mass index (BMI).

Whāinga | Aim

This programme of research and knowledge exchange aims to improve our understanding of how nutrition and nutrition-related policies can contribute to the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and some cancers.

Huarahi I Whāia | Approach

Drawing on considerable expertise within the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge, this programme will use meta-analyses to synthesise evidence and randomised controlled trials to generate new evidence on nutrition-health interactions. The findings will influence national and international nutrition guidelines.


Knowledge Exchange

Puka Rangahau | Academic Publications

Project Team

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