Understanding the vascular and metabolic health benefits of organosulfur compounds found in cruciferous and allium vegetables in human studies

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Location: Mount Lawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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Project Outline:

Evidence is emerging that cruciferous and allium vegetables may exert superior vascular and metabolic health benefits in comparison to others. These vegetables contain specific nutrients and other bioactive compounds that are found almost exclusively, or at relatively high levels, and could be particularly beneficial for vascular and metabolic health. However, little is known regarding how these vegetables effect vascular and metabolic health.

This research project will delve into understanding the vascular and metabolic health benefits of organosulfur compounds found in cruciferous and allium vegetables in human studies.

Desired Skills: Understanding of nutritional biochemistry.
Ability to work as a team or independently, and manage time across multiple demands whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and productivity.

Project Area: Nutrition

School / Research Centre / Institute:  Institute for Nutrition Research

Supervisor(s): Dr Lauren Blekkenhorst, Professor Jonathan Hodgson, Dr Ari Shafaei Darestani

Project level: PhD

Funding: Applicant should apply for ECUHDR or RTP Scholarship, School Scholarship Available

Start date: Semester 2, 2020

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