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March 2020

Precision (Personalized) Nutrition: Understanding Metabolic Heterogeneity February 28, 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...

February 2020

Early-Life Predictors of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders January 22, 2020 –The clinical teams at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute and in South Africa led by principal investigator Philip A. May, PhD have published findings of a decade-long effort to drive down...

January 2020

NRI Congratulates First-time First-authors December 2019 –Agatha Christie once said, “The first time you do a thing is always exciting.” Well, we’ve had a lot of excitement at the Nutrition Research Institute recently! Two members of the Smith Lab are celebrating...

December 2019

If food is medicine, why isn’t it taught at medical schools? November 14, 2019 – In a new report published by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, researchers write that, on average, students in medical schools across the country spend less than 1 percent of...

November 2019

Saroja Voruganti, PhD, Promoted to Associate Professor October 22, 2019 – Saroja Voruganti, PhD, was recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Nutrition Research Institute...

October 2019

Choline must be integrated into the prenatal supplement regimen, says expert review September 16, 2019 – This article was published originally on nutraingredients-usa.com on September 11, 2019. By Stephen Daniels The importance of choline during the first 1,000 days...

September 2019

Leptin's Role in Cancer Susceptibility August 30, 2019 – While the link between obesity and breast cancer risk is well known, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Obesity alters many conditions in cells and within the body, and it is not easy to...

August 2019

Startup SNP Therapeutics Merges Gene Testing With Personalized Nutrition July 15 2019 – In what may be the ultimate affirmation of “you are what you eat,” an innovative Charlotte-area company is merging high-tech genomic testing with personalized nutritional...

July 2019

Chinese herb may be a natural method of treating diabetes June 28, 2019 –The traditional Chinese herb Lycii Cortex (LyC), with its powerful compound kukoamine B, could be an effective nutraceutical choice for lowering blood glucose when used alone or in combination...

June 2019

The DNA Diet: Knowing How Your Genes Can Help You Fit Into Your Jeans May 20, 2019 – How are we expected to make healthy choices about food when the headlines are so confusing? We all suffer whiplash when we read butter is bad, then butter is good; when red meat is...

May 2019

Nutrition Decisions in a Conflicting World: Eggs-actly the Issue April 18, 2019 – How are we expected to make healthy choices about food when the headlines are so confusing? We all suffer whiplash when we read butter is bad, then butter is good; when red meat is bad,...

April 2019

NIH Grant To Study Gene Mutation Associated with Rare Disease March 22, 2019 – Sergey A. Krupenko, PhD, professor of nutrition at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for his research...