Prof. Ian Johnson
During my time as a Research Leader at the Institute I have developed and pursued a range of research interests relating to the biological activities of food components in the human alimentary tract, including their behaviour during digestion, interactions with the gut epithelia and bioavailability to humans. I am particularly interested in food polysaccharides and biologically active phytochemicals, and their relevance to the prevention of human disease, including both metabolic disorders and colorectal cancer. I have previously received research funding from the European Union, Food Standards Agency and the BBSRC, and I have served as a member of the BBSRC Pool of Experts. As a part-time member of IFR staff, I am currently working on theoretical aspects of the impact of nutrition on human epigenetics, and I serve as a member of the SACN working group on dietary carbohydrates.
Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 9 p13471349
Publisher’s version: 10.1586/17474124.2015.1088383
Statement from the Institute of Food Research on the need to understand the context of the classification of processed meat and red meat as probable causes of cancermore +
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has today published its draft report on Carbohydrates and Health. Public Health England (PHE) have also published a response, ‘Sugar Reduction: Responding to the Challenge.’ Ian Johnson, from the Institute of Food Research, is a member of the SACN working group on Carbohydrates and Health.more +