Nutrition Center | Research and Clinical Trials

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Contact the Nutrition Center

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The Nutrition Assessment Laboratory, located in the Endoscopy Unit of the Division of GI/Nutrition at Boston Children's, provides state-of-the-art techniques for the assessment of body composition and energy expenditure.

Services provided by the Nutrition Assessment Laboratory include:
  • indirect calorimetry: a noninvasive study of energy expenditure
  • bod pod: a noninvasive method to determine body composition using whole body densitometry. This is considered the gold standard for fast, efficient and repeatable body composition assessment. 
  • bioelectrical impedance: a noninvasive technique to measure percent body fat and lean body mass

Ongoing research and clinical trials

We are conducting a number of ongoing research projects on the role of nutrition in improved health outcomes. These projects include studies on the role of dietary intake and long-term health and bone health, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, cancer, short bowel syndrome and many others.

See the full list of research and clinical trials being conducted by the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
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