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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.

Milk. Is It Good for You?

The news about drinking milk to stay healthy and live longer is sometimes contradictory and often confusing. Some people believe that they should drink three glasses of milk a day, while others think that they should not eat any dairy or drink any milk at all. What...

Carolina at the Forefront of COVID-19 Research

With gratitude, we recognize our colleagues at Carolina who are leading many areas of research around the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of their work, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks highest among U.S. universities in coronavirus research. The...

Asparagus Quiche

Recipe by Chef Megan Lambert, Senior Instructor at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC. Asparagus Quiche Yield: 8 servings Springtime means beautiful fresh asparagus in the garden or at the farmer’s market. There is just no comparison between fresh spring...

Li Uses Metabolomics to Study Diabetes

Yuanyuan Li, PhD, a member of the Sumner Lab at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), has been published in Archives of Toxicology with her manuscript titled “Exposure to inorganic arsenic and its methylated metabolites alters metabolomics profiles in INS-1...

Managing in an Uncertain Time

As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 affects all our lives, we at the Nutrition Research Institute are taking every measure to flatten the curve of infection by strictly following guidelines set down by the University, our local jurisdictions, and the state. According to...

Are All Fats Bad?

Following up on the popular Appetite for Life presentation by Cecilia Kwan, PhD, RD, in February, we present the first in a series of articles on popular myths about whether certain foods are good or bad to eat. For a long time in recent decades, dietary fat has been...

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Recipe by Chef Megan Lambert, Senior Instructor at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC. Avocado Chocolate Mousse Serves: 6 – 8 2 ripe avocadoes, mashed, about 1 ½ cups ½ cup apple juice 2 tbsp special dark or Dutch cocoa powder 1 cup high-quality chocolate...

Precision (Personalized) Nutrition: Understanding Metabolic Heterogeneity

February 24, 2020 -People differ in their requirements for and responses to nutrients and bioactive molecules in the diet. Many inputs contribute to metabolic heterogeneity (including variations in genetics, epigenetics, microbiome, lifestyle, diet intake, and environmental exposure).

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