MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory


The Unit translates its research into improvements in human health through patents, licensing agreements and influence on UK and global nutrition policy and practice.

Below are some examples of the impacts of EWL’s research and surveys:

Credit: Fiona Pragoff / Wellcome ImagesEWL Impacts: Pioneering research into infant growth and breast feeding

EWL scientists have been pioneers in the development of techniques to accurately measure infant energy. more>



boatEWL Impacts: Energy requirements for extreme exercise

Energy expenditure during extreme sport and British Army training is measured using techniques more>