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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  • Alenaini A, Parkinson JRC, McCarthy JP, Goldstone AP, Wilman HR, Banerjee R, Yaghootkar H, Bell JD and Thomas EL. Ethnic differences in body fat deposition and liver fat content in two UK based cohorts. Obesity 2020 In Press
  • Machann J, Stefan N, Wagner R, Fritsche A, Bell JD, Whitcher B, Häring H-U, Birkenfeld AL, Nikolaou K, Schick F, Thomas EL. Normalized Indices Derived from Visceral Adipose Mass Assessed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Their Correlation with Markers for Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes. Nutrients. 2020;12(7):E2064.


  • Asaturyan H, Thomas EL, Bell JD, Villarini B. A Framework for Automatic Morphological Feature Extraction and Analysis of Abdominal Organs in MRI Volumes. J Med Syst. 2019;43(12):334.
  • Aldraimli M, Soria D, Parkinson J, Whitcher B, Thomas EL, Bell JD, Chaussalet TJ and Dwek MV. Machine Learning Classification of Females Susceptibility to Visceral Fat Associated Diseases. In: Henriques J., Neves N., de Carvalho P. (eds) XV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - MEDICON 2019. MEDICON 2019. IFMBE Proceedings, vol 76. Springer, Cham


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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]