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Research interests

Dr Betts has been with the University of Bath since 2005 and is a Professor within our Department for Health. In this time he has conducted numerous randomised controlled trials to explore the interactions between dietary nutrients and physical activity/exercise, with a particular interest in the links between nutrient patterns/timing and human health.

Other responsibilities

Dr Betts is Chair of the Research Ethics Approval Committee for Health (REACH) and Associate Editor of the journals Trials and the International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism.

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exercise Agriculture & Biology
carbohydrates Agriculture & Biology
ingestion Agriculture & Biology
glycogen Agriculture & Biology
proteins Agriculture & Biology
muscles Agriculture & Biology
somatotropin Agriculture & Biology
sodium bicarbonate Agriculture & Biology

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Projects 2008 2021

Research Output 2004 2018

Adipose tissue responses to breaking sitting in men and women with central adiposity

Chen, Y-C., Betts, J., Walhin, J-P. & Thompson, D., 5 Apr 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations

Dietary fructose metabolism by splanchnic organs: size matters

Gonzalez, J. & Betts, J., 6 Mar 2018, In : Cell Metabolism. 27, 3, p. 483-485

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Organ Size
Isotope Labeling
Small Intestine
Open Access
Dietary Sucrose
Carbohydrate Metabolism

Intermittent fasting, energy balance and associated health outcomes in adults: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Templeman, I., Thompson, D., Gonzalez, J., Walhin, J-P., Reeves, S., Rogers, P., Brunstrom, J., Karagounis, L., Tsintzas, K. & Betts, J., 2 Feb 2018, In : Trials. 19, 86, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Randomized Controlled Trials
Energy Intake
Energy Metabolism


Extended morning fasting, energy balance and human health

Author: Chowdhury, E., 22 Oct 2014

Supervisor: Betts, J. (Supervisor) & Thompson, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Measured Metabolic Requirement for Septic Shock Patients Before and After Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation

Author: Lee, P. L., 19 May 2015

Supervisor: Betts, J. (Supervisor) & Lee, K. L. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Health (DHealth)


Metabolic and immune system cross-talk in human adipose tissue

Author: Travers, R., 25 Feb 2015

Supervisor: Thompson, D. (Supervisor) & Betts, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Nutrition for post-exercise recovery and training adaptation

Author: Alghannam, A., 4 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Betts, J. (Supervisor) & Bilzon, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


The effect of diet on the acute and chronic responses to exercise with a particular focus on adipose tissue

Author: Chen, Y., 27 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Thompson, D. (Supervisor) & Betts, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD