MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory

Research Groups

EWL operates as an integrated whole and the work of the all the groups and teams contribute to EWL’s overall mission and goals.

Nutrition and Bone Health

The Nutrition and Bone Health Programme is led by Dr Ann Prentice. The aim is to identify the role of nutrition and lifestyle in bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis and rickets within the wider context of nutrition policy for calcium and vitamin D in developed and developing countries. The goal is to promote public health by investigating the role of nutrition and other factors in the optimisation of bone health and the prevention of fragility fractures and rickets.