Oxford Brookes Centre for Nutrition and Health

Leading edge research with a focus on glycemic control, functional food and weight management
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Our mission

The Centre’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of the global population by undertaking leading edge research focusing on tackling overweight and obesity, improving glycaemic control and reducing inflammation. We support the food and health industry by delivering a range of highly valued services underpinned by our research.

OxBCNH is supported by Oxford Brookes University and the centre is in constant communication with leading academics who are experts in the fields of metabolism, glycaemic index, diabetes, sports nutrition and genetics.

Headington Campus - Oxford Brookes University
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Accredited by the
Glycemic Index Foundation

Oxford Brookes Centre for Nutrition and Health is the only centre in Europe and one of eight in the World accredited by the Glycemic Index Foundation to test foods for Glycemic Index to ISO standard ISO 26642:2010. All of our testing is done by GCP qualified and AfN registered researchers.

A researcher using a pipette to for polyphenol samples.

Our research focus is glycaemic control, obesity and inflammation

At OxBCNH we conduct nutritional studies on behalf of clients from the health and food industry. This including manufacturers, retailers and suppliers ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to multinational global organisations. We frequently work in partnerships with clients to develop a bespoke plan of research. Our experts are leading researchers in the fields of metabolism, clinical nutrition, glycaemic index, diabetes, sports nutrition and genetics. Feel free to contact us for an informal discussion about how we could help you.

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Our services

Metabolic Testing

Metabolic Testing

OxBCNH offers clients a wide portfolio of services to measure the metabolic effects of foods and ingredients on participants from our large volunteer database.
Weight Management

Weight Management

OxBCNH conducts research and provides consultancy in weight management and energy balance.
Food Components and Activity

Food Components and Activity

Prior to undertaking in vivo studies, it is important to understand the properties of food, their activity and their interactions.
Glycaemic Index Testing

Glycaemic Index Testing

We are the only centre in Europe and one of eight in the World accredited by the Glycemic Index Foundation to test foods for Glycemic Index

Be a participant

There are multiple benefits to taking part in research. By participating you are supporting important scientific research as well as helping the wider community. You will see how research is practically conducted on a day to day basis and visit ours recently refurbished high quality industrial testing facilities located on the modern Oxford Brookes campus.

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Our blog

We are an accredited lab for GI testing!
20 October 2022
We are an accredited lab for GI testing!
We are pleased to announce we are an accredited lab by the Glycemic Index Foundation for testing Glycemic Index (GI) to ISO standard 26642:2010 - Determination of Glycemic Index and Recommendation for Food Classification. We are proud to be the only accredited testing centre in Europe and one of eight in the world!
Millet and Ancient Grains
20 October 2022
Millet and Ancient Grains
As our Western palates ever-search for new foods, we seem to have gone full-circle as so-called “ancient grains”, such as farro, buckwheat, and barley have the limelight shone on them once more. Some, such as quinoa and Millet are not grains but seeds. The claim is that these are healthier alternatives to other grains such as rice and corn, which have gone through more rounds of selective breeding.
The Ins and Outs of Breath Hydrogen
20 October 2022
The Ins and Outs of Breath Hydrogen
Have you ever wondered what Breath Hydrogen is? Or why Breath Hydrogen is used in nutritional testing? Research has shown how our lungs do not only take in Oxygen and expel Carbon Dioxide but also removes other unwanted gases from our bodies like Hydrogen. But how do we get Hydrogen in our blood stream in the first place?