Janet Cade of the Nuffield Institute has been awarded
a prestigious National Public Health Career Scientist
Award of £200,000 over five years, from the Department
award, one of the first for public health professionals,
will allow Dr Cade to expand her research. She is running
one of the largest ever cohort studies, involving 35,000
women, looking at the relationship between diet and health,
including links with cancer.
collaboration with clinicians at St James' University
Hospital, the study is also looking at the relationship
between genes and diet, in relation to the condition haemochromatosis
- an excess of iron in the blood.
The new funding will enable the researchers to look at
factors affecting food choice, successful strategies for
changing dietary habits, and new techniques to measure
diet, such as analysis of supermarket receipts.