About us

The Research Centre for Optimal Health (ReCOH) was established to deepen our understanding of the lifestyle-induced accelerated ageing process and to use this knowledge to deliver practical solutions to achieve optimal health throughout adult life. 

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  • Ji Y, Yiorkas AM, Frau F, Mook-Kanamori D, Staiger H, Thomas EL, Atabaki-Pasdar N, Campbell A, Tyrrell J, Jones SE, Beaumont RN, Wood AR, Tuke MA, Ruth KS, Mahajan A, Murray A, Freathy RM, Weedon MN, Hattersley AT, Hayward C, Machann J, Häring H-U, Franks P, de Mutsert R, Pearson E, Stefan N, Frayling TM, Allebrandt KV, Bell JD, Blakemore AI, Yaghootkar H. Genome-wide and abdominal MRI-imaging data provides evidence that a genetically determined favourable adiposity phenotype is characterized by lower ectopic liver fat and lower risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Diabetes 2019 Jan;68(1):207-219.


  • McKay A, Wilman HR, Dennis A, Kelly M, Gyngell ML, Neubauer S, Bell JD, Banerjee R and Thomas EL. Measurement of liver iron by magnetic resonance imaging in the UK Biobank population. PLOS One 2018 Dec 21;13(12):e0209340.
  • Kosgodage US, Uysal-Onganer P, MacLatchy A, Mould R, Nunn AV, Guy GW, Kraev I, Chatterton NP, Thomas EL, Inal JM, Bell JD, Lange S. Cannabidiol affects Extracellular Vesicle release, miR21 and miR126, and reduces Prohibitin Protein in Glioblastoma Multiforme Cells. Transl Oncol. 2018 Dec 28;12(3):513-522.


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Research Centre for Optimal Health, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW

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Contact Jimmy D Bell, Group Leader:

T: +44 (0)20 7911 5000
E: [email protected]