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Natalia Surzenko’s, Ph.D., current goal is to determine the role of choline as an essential nutrient for development of the cerebral cortex. She is building on his legacy by looking for specific structural changes in the brain caused by a low-choline diet.
Recruiting: African American, Hispanic and Caucasian, 30 to 50 year olds.
Study Purpose: High uric acid in the blood increases the risk of gout, kidney and heart disease. This study investigates whether each individual responds to sugar-sweetened beverages differently, due to their differing ethnicities and genetic backgrounds.
Food For All, Carolina’s pan-University academic theme, didn’t take a summer break, said the co-chairs of the theme’s steering committee. And the theme will serve up even more this fall, including a speaker series, a summit to propose a statewide food policy and a new food studies class.