The Human Nutrition Unit (HNU)

HNU is a nutrition research facility within The University of Auckland, New Zealand’s most prestigious and largest University.

The Unit undertakes research to establish links between diet, health and disease prevention.

We investigate the effects of whole foods, food components, bioactives and nutraceutical products on health and disease, such as:

  • Overweight and obesity

  • Weight control & appetite regulation

  • Metabolic syndrome & dyslipidaemia

  • Cardiovascular & diabetic risk

Trials are carried out both as academic and commercial collaborations.