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Dr Alexander Ross

Dietary Uncoupling of Gut Microbiota and Energy Harvesting from Obesity and Glucose Tolerance in Mice

Alexander Ross

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The Rowett Institute

Ashgrove Rd W


AB25 2ZD


I am a biochemist in The Rowett Institute with an interest in mechanisms of body weight regulation and how to improve diets and prevent obesity. I have over 20 years of experience investigating food-gut-brain signalling with a recent focus on dietary fibre that can promote feelings of satiety and reduce food intake. My research via the Strategic Research Programme aims to help to improve the health of the Scottish population, particularly in the most deprived areas where poor diets and obesity are common.

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Research Papers (DOI)

Leading Ideas

  • Healthier Foods
  • Healthier Dietary Components
  • Healthier Diets

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 3: Food, Health and Wellbeing
  • 3.2 - Healthy Diets and Dietary Choice
  • 3.2.2 Dietary components of healthy diets and their effects