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Gordon Zello Professor

3D01.11 Health Sciences

Gordon Zello is a professor of nutrition. He is also an associate member of the College of Kinesiology and a member of the university’s Obesity Research Group and the Saskatchewan Natural Products Network.


Undergraduate courses: Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients and Energy, and Nutritional Assessment

Graduate courses: Advanced Protein and Amino Acid Nutrition and Advances in Human Nutrition Research

Research Interests

Metabolism, clinical nutrition and dietary assessment, specifically integration and regulation of metabolism; protein/amino acid metabolism and requirements; organic acid metabolism; stable isotope technology and liquid chromatography methodology in nutrition research; energy requirements, body composition and nutrient intakes in healthy and clinical populations; and effect of nutrition knowledge, beliefs and attitudes on behaviour.Recent studies have involved amino acid and organic acid metabolism in the gut, liver and whole body; energy requirements, body composition and nutrient intakes in children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida; nutrition attitudes and practices of the elderly, individuals with fibromyalgia, and of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy.