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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.

Precision Nutrition is Essential

In 2008, the UNC Nutrition Research Institute opened its doors with just two faculty members and nine staff. Established as an institute in the Nutrition department of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the...

Good Nutrition Goes Hand-in-Hand with Portion Control 

Have you been making changes to your nutrition intake in hopes of seeing a change on the scale, but you are not seeing what you expected? It could be that you’re under- or over-estimating how much you are eating.   While most people don’t weigh and measure their food,...

Wellness Workshop Wrap-Up

January marks a fresh start in many ways, including how to manage our own health. To help those who want a little guidance, the NRI recently presented a Wellness Workshop by partnering with High Performance Training, a privately owned gym in Kannapolis. Nutrition...

Free Event: Speed Dating with the NRI

Speed Dating with the NRI: 3-minute Nutrition Theories Rowan Cabarrus Community College | Kannapolis, NC February 8, 2024 at 6 PM This year we’re doing this popular event again! Principal investigators, postdocs, doctoral students, and research specialists will take...

‘Human’ touch improves weight-management apps

This article originally appeared on unc.edu. Written by Scott Jared, University Communications Traditional in-person weight-management programs result in about 10% weight loss over six to 12 months, better results than people get using more convenient smartphone apps....

Your Generosity Fuels Tomorrow’s Discoveries

Curiosity. Intellect. Altruism.   At the Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), our pursuit of groundbreaking nutrition solutions is fueled by the relentless spirit of discovery, the ability to empower young minds, and the transformation these individuals bring to...

Experts Say More Research Is Needed to Understand Obesity-Cancer Link

This article originally appeared on PharmacyTimes.com. Written by: Aislinn Antrim, Assistant Managing Editor Evidence has shown that reversing pro-cancer effects requires significant weight loss as well as substantial metabolic reprogramming. Although weight loss can...

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