The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is a leader in nutrition and metabolism research. This website provides an overview of research topics and investigators in this field, as well as our state-of the-art core analytical facilities for metabolomics and nutrition research.
Nutrition and metabolism research at BC Children's spans the full spectrum from explanation of biological action, to pre-clinical and clinical studies, to population health. Our research is translational, and the expertise of our investigators is widely relevant to clinical care and supports cross-program and collaborative research.
Some main areas of research include:
- Maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation
- Preterm and term infant nutrition
- Nutrient metabolism during development
- Child and adolescent nutrition
- Nutrition and developmental programming of chronic disease
- Nutrition and biochemical diseases
- Dietary interventions in children
- Nutritional strategies for preventing and managing chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and intestinal disorders
- Malnutrition and gut health