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HRC Emerging Researcher grants for EDOR members

Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre members feature in two of the eight Health Research Council (HRC) 2020 Emerging Researcher First Grants awarded to the University of Otago.

Professor Rachael Taylor, EDOR Director and Deputy Head, Department of Medicine, and EDOR member Dr Jill Haszard, biostatistician, are named investigators on a project investigating how blood sugar levels and sleep are altered when people include short bursts of activity among their post dinner screen activities. The project is being led by colleagues Dr Meredith Peddie and Professor Rachel Brown in the Department of Human Nutrition.

Dr Andrew Reynolds, EDOR researcher in the Department of Medicine, along with EDOR Co-Director Professor Jim Mann and AgResearch colleague Associate Professor Alastair Ross, will develop and validate a mass spectrometry-based method to measure multiple metabolites which reflect dietary intakes.  At present, much of what we know about people's diets is based on self-reported information, which can be unreliable due to under or over reporting.

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