The Hospital Research Foundation Group supports many projects which aim to bring greater nutritional health outcomes for the community.
In particular, we are proud to support The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) for Translating Nutritional Science to Good Health at the University of Adelaide which focuses on several areas including obesity, diabetes, malnutrition, critical illness and nutrition in the elderly.
Nutrition and Gut Health Support
Working with patients who have gastroesophageal reflux disease, to determine whether their condition can be improved through diet and lifestyle changes and reduce their reliance on medication.
Investigating the ideal protein dose needed for critically ill patients in Intensive Care to reduce muscle atrophy and improve their overall health outcomes.
Conducting a clinical trial on whether bitter supplements reduce the appetite of people with Type 2 diabetes and therefore allow better control of blood glucose levels and health risks
Introducing a diet high in protein and energy for hospitalised older people as part of an innovative ‘Eat Walk Engage’ program to improve their health outcomes.
Undertaking a study to determine the ideal nutritional requirements for severe burn injury patients who have undergone a new type of Biodegradable Temporising Matrix (BTM) treatment which hopes to offer higher resistance to infections.
Investigating the complex microbial communities that exist within the gut and upper respiratory tract of ICU patients, to help predict those who are at greater risk of severe infection and deliver rapid and effective therapy to these patients.
Investigating whether time-restricted eating (also known as intermittent fasting, when you limit food intake to a nine-hour period per day) can regulate glucose control and prevent Type 2 diabetes.
Investigating diet strategies to help reduce harmful gut bacteria and reduce inflammation in ulcerative colitis.