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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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March 2019

Personalized Nutrition: A Diet for Every Individual? February 25, 2019 – A new study published in the journal Genetics looks at how genetics interacts with diet to alter metabolic health (ex. body fat, cholesterol, insulin, and other markers of health and disease)....

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February 2019

The Choices I.C.A.N. Make January 25, 2019 – Pregnant women are often consumed by dietary choices such as finding a great prenatal vitamin, eating foods that will promote fetal growth, and doing everything they can to protect their pregnancy. After delivery, however,...

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January 2019

Offspring Brain Health Determined by Maternal Diet and Genes December 12, 2018 – The importance of choline to brain development and function was first demonstrated in the 1980s, but because choline has multiple fates and functions within the body, the question of how...

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December 2018

Starving Cells May Lead to New Cancer Treatments November 20, 2018 –Nutrient availability regulates cell metabolism, growth, and survival. When nutrients are in short supply, cells can pause their growth or even eliminate themselves through a process known as...

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November 2018

Choline in Human Milk Plays a Crucial Role in Infant Memory October 30, 2018 – Choline is present in human milk, and is especially important for fetal and infant development [2,3]. “The hint that choline is important for infant development comes from the fact that in...

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October 2018

Celebrating a Decade of Nutrition Discoveries September 28, 2018 – This October, the NRI proudly marks its tenth anniversary of delving into the science of Precision Nutrition. What began in 2008 with two faculty members and a supporting staff of nine is, today, a...

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