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Our research not only influences the scientific community, but the general public as well. We strive to share our discoveries with everyone. Read some of our latest articles on what is happening at the Nutrition Research Institute.

Research Uncovered: Baba Mass

This article was published originally by endeavors on August 19th, 2020. Baba Mass is a research technician in the Voruganti Lab within the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. He studies how genes and diet impact serum uric acid levels – a chemical created when the body...

Precision Nutrition—the Answer to “What to Eat to Stay Healthy”

This article was published originally online in the Journal of the American Medical Association on August 7, 2020. By Griffin P. Rodgers, MD and Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD The long-recognized centrality and importance of...

Matching Meals to Metabolism

This article was originally published on knowablemagazine.org on July 28, 2020. By Jyoti Madhusoodanan Q&A with nutrition researcher Steven Zeisel Genes, microbes and other factors govern how each person’s body processes nutrients. Understanding the connections...

A Nutrigenetic Study of Purine Metabolism and Cognitive Function

Nutrigenetic research at the NRI often focuses on brain development and health across the lifespan. Recently, faculty members Carol Cheatham, PhD, and Saroja Voruganti, PhD, received a supplemental grant from the National Institute of Aging (NIA), a division of the...

What I Learned About Nutrition Risks for COVID-19

This blog post was originally published on BMJ Journals - COVID-19 on July 3, 2020. Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD Review by Shane McAuliffe RD and Prof Sumantra (Shumone) Ray on behalf of the NNEdPro Nutrition & Covid-19 Taskforce I am just reading that the...

Voruganti to Advance Research on Childhood Obesity with NIH Grant

NRI principal investigator Saroja Voruganti, PhD, has received a 2020 Cross Border Collaboration Award from the Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) Fogarty International Center (FIC). The awards support research...

Precision Nutrition Considered in NIH Strategic Plan

Recognition of the importance of Precision Nutrition can be seen in several recent funding initiatives announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the major funding source for biomedical research in the US, and its funding priorities reflect what it...

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