We lead the field of Precision Nutrition research by applying advanced scientific methods for understanding individual requirements for and responses to nutrients.

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Precision Nutrition: Understanding Metabolic Heterogeneity

Variation in how individuals metabolize nutrients (i.e., metabolic heterogeneity) influences our nutritional requirements, so the ideal diet for one person may be different from the ideal diet for some one else. The scientific area of study that encompasses metabolic...

Give the Gift of Good Health

Our science is complex, but the purpose is clear: We do it for you! Your nutritional needs are as unique as you are. They depend on things like your genes, microbes, and environment. We focus on understanding how these individualities affect the way nutrition works to...

Eating Disorders in the Black Community Are More Common Than You Think

by Anissa Durham This article originally appeared on Word in Black. People of color, especially Black Americans, are significantly less likely to receive help for eating issues, despite suffering from them as much as white people. Eating disorders have a complicated...

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Our vision is to use scientific discovery to ensure optimal health through individualized nutrition. To do this, we need your help! Many of our research studies rely on volunteers to help us learn how nutrition science works in differing people. Read through the opportunities to learn more here

Training for Scientists

The NRI is a center for precision nutrition training through programs for graduate and medical students, post-doctoral trainees, faculty, practicing physicians and other medical providers, registered dietitians, and industry professionals.

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By donating to the Nutrition Research Institute, your money targets the root of most American disease. Our scientists focus on how our genes respond to food so that soon medical practitioners will be able to guide people in their health from childhood through old age. Our critical research depends on the generosity of people like you.