Pregnant woman holding her belly

Research themes

Our four key research themes explore the influence of the early life environment on the long-term health of this and future generations.

Liggins Institute staff taking blood pressure of woman participating in a clinical trial

A mother’s environment, diet and lifestyle before and during pregnancy can influence her child’s life-long health.

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Toy model used for demonstrating DNA genome

This ground-breaking area of science has the potential to understand why and how non-communicable diseases develop.

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Male participant in clinical trial with clinician

Research to Reality is about finding the best ways to translate our research findings into changes in clinical practice.

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Clinical trial participant drinking nutrition sample

Good nutrition is important at every stage of life: from the health of parents at conception, to the impact of diet on muscle health in adulthood.

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