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July 2018

Genetic Factors in Determining Bone Mass June 29, 2018 –Osteoporosis is a serious public health concern and causes significant economic burden. Currently, about 54 million people in the United States have osteoporosis or low bone mass. It is projected that by 2025,...

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June 2018

NRI Included in UNC Creativity Hubs Inaugural Award to Study Obesity May 30, 2018 – Five NRI faculty members are among a team of UNC researchers receiving an award to study one of the world's most pressing issues: the obesity epidemic. The cross-disciplinary team,...

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May 2018

The Connection Between Diet, Obesity and Cancer April 30, 2018 –Obesity prevalence in the US has tripled over the last 50 years. In 2016, a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer highlighted that excess body fatness increases the risk for 13 types...

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April 2018

Gut and Microbiome Study March 28, 2018 – At the NRI, we are conducting pioneering research on the interplay of diet and the gut microbiome in human health. The gut microbiome is a complex community of microorganisms living in our lower intestine; although we have...

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March 2018

NRI Scientist's Research Reveals Important Statistics: FASD Prevalent in US February 26, 2018 –A new study of more than 6,000 first-graders across four U.S. communities has found that a significant number of the children have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD),...

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February 2018

Whole Foods and Nutrient Synergy January 29, 2018 – Have you ever wondered why we eat certain foods together? What is it about pork that demands applesauce? Wouldn’t a lovely piece of hard cheese go well with that glass of red wine? Is beef and broccoli just a dish or...

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January 2018

Quinoa Compounds Slow Aging, Improve Metabolic Health in Animal Study December 27, 2017 – In a collaboration between Rutgers University and the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the NC Research Campus (NCRC), scientists used an animal...

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December 2017

Choline: The essential but forgotten nutrient November 27, 2017 – Perhaps it’s because you don’t see it on nutrition labels yet, but choline — an essential nutrient from conception through old age — tends to be tragically overlooked. According to data from the...

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November 2017

What's Essential for the Prenatal Brain? October 25, 2017 – An interview with Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD, Kenan Distinguished University Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics, and Director, UNC Nutrition Research Institute, Kannapolis, NC. SZ: “In science, 10 percent...

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September 2017

The Ironies of Iron During Pregnancy Iron is listed by the American Pregnancy Association as one of the nutrients essential for healthy fetal development. Why? Because a lack of iron, a mineral naturally found in foods like meat, seafood and vegetables, directly...

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