The Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) is funded by the NIHR.

      By harnessing the power of experimental science we will explore and develop innovative lifestyle interventions to help prevent and treat chronic disease for the benefit of all. The BRUs undertake translational clinical research in priority areas of high disease burden and clinical need.

      The aims of the BRUs are to: 

      • Drive innovation in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ill-health
      • Translate advances in medical research into benefits for patients

        Our Partners

        National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

        The National Institute for Health Research NIHR is funded through the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research Since its establishment in April 2006 the... Read more

        University Hospitals of Leicester

        We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country incorporating the Leicester General Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals We have our very own Childrens Hospital and run one of the... Read more

        Loughborough University

        Loughborough is one of the countrys leading universities with an international reputation for research that matters excellence in teaching and strong links with industry ... Read more

        Leicester Diabetes Centre

        The vision of the Leicester Diabetes Centre is to create an entity capable of delivering  excellence in clinical care underpinned by innovative and world leading clinical research particularly... Read more