Dr Paul Kroon

Research Leader




Food & Health programme

Research Areas

Food & Health

My research is focused on the intake, absorption, metabolism and health effects of dietary polyphenols with a focus on linking the metabolism that occurs during absorption to the biological effects of the metabolites, and the impact of ingesting polyphenol-rich foods and beverages on cardiovascular disease risk.

Particular interests include the mechanisms of absorption from the gut, the identification and quantification of polyphenol metabolites in human plasma and urine and mechanisms of action at the cellular level (particularly in relation to gene expression / metabolite patterns, signalling pathways, vascular function and inflammation). We undertake clinical trials to assess the effects of consumption on established and emerging biomarkers, integrated with omics approaches.

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