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Green tea epigallocatechin 3-gallate alleviates hyperglycemia and reduces advanced glycation end products via nrf2 pathway in mice with high fat diet-induced obesity

January 05, 2017

Chethan Sampath, Muhammed Raihan Rashid, Shengmin Sang, Mohamed Ahmedn. Green tea epigallocatechin 3-gallate alleviates hyperglycemia and reduces advanced glycation end products via nrf2 pathway in mice with high fat diet-induced obesity. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 2017:87(73-81). Author Affiliations: Department of Human Nutrition, College of HealthSciences, Qatar University, Doha, 2713, Qatar Laboratory for Functional Foods and Human […]

Altered Transport and Metabolism of Phenolic Compounds in Obesity and Diabetes: Implications for Functional Food Development and Assessment

December 08, 2016

Benjamin W Redan, Kimberly K Buhman, Janet A Novotny, and Mario G Ferruzzi (2016). Altered Transport and Metabolism of Phenolic Compounds in Obesity and Diabetes: Implications for Functional Food Development and Assessment. Advances in Nutrition vol. 7: 1090-1104. Author Affiliations 3. Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Department of Nutrition Science, and 4. Department of Food Science, Purdue […]

Renowned scientist joins Nutrition Research Institute

December 01, 2016

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – November 30, 2016 – Susan Sumner, PhD joins the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) on December 1, 2016, as a Professor of Nutrition. Dr. Sumner is working to make personalized medicine a reality through metabolomics. Metabolomics involves measuring thousands of metabolites in cells, tissues, and biological fluids. This approach can provide a […]

Shengmin Sang Leading NC A&T to Front of Fight on Cancer

August 03, 2016

Read the original article on Diverse Issues in Higher Education. A prolific scholar and 2015 winner of the Research Article of the Year award from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Dr. Shengmin Sang is helping to position historically Black North Carolina A&T State University (N.C. A&T) into a center of cutting-edge cancer research. […]

Trapping of Methylglyoxal by Genistein and its Metabolites in Mice

February 16, 2016

Trapping of Methylglyoxal by Genistein and its Metabolites in Mice. Chemical Research in Toxicology. February 16, 2016. Pei Wang, Huadong Chen, and Shengmin Sang. Author Affiliations North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies Abstract Increasing evidence supports dicarbonyl stress such as methylglyoxal (MGO) as one of the major pathogenic […]

Assessment of cardiovascular disease risk factors in a genetically homogenous population of Parsi Zoroastrians in the United States: A pilot study

February 02, 2016

Assessment of cardiovascular disease risk factors in a genetically homogenous population of Parsi Zoroastrians in the United States: A pilot study. American Journal of Human Biology, January 28, 2016. Itzel Vazquez-Vidal 1, Geetha Chittoor 1, Sandra Laston 2, Sobha Puppala 3, Zeeba Kayani 4, Kaizeen Mody 5, Anthony G. Comuzzie 3, Shelley A. Cole 3 […]

Bioactive compounds isolated from apple, tea, and ginger protect against dicarbonyl induced stress in cultured human retinal epithelial cells

January 05, 2016

Bioactive compounds isolated from apple, tea, and ginger protect against dicarbonyl induced stress in cultured human retinal epithelial cells. Phytomedicine, January 5, 2016. Chethan Sampath a, Yingdong Zhu b, Shengmin Sang b, Mohamed Ahmedna a. Author Affiliations a Department of Health Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, Qatar University, Doha 2713, Qatar b Center for […]

NC scientists savor sweet potatoes

December 04, 2015

By Reid Creiger Read the original article in the Charlotte Observer. At Thanksgiving and Christmas meals around the country, millions will say, “Pass the sweet potatoes.” But after the holidays, many people walking through their grocery store’s vegetable section instead will pass by them. Mary Ann Lila is working to change that. The director of […]

Ginger, Other Plant Compounds Found to Delay Diabetic Complications

October 15, 2015

Read the story in Nutraceuticals World. Ginger compounds and some flavonoids are effective at stopping physiological processes that lead to diabetic complications. Scientific evidence is building that plant compounds may be a safe and effective alternative to approved pharmaceutical treatments for type 2 diabetes because they provide a natural means to prevent diabetic complications without side […]

Chef Mark Allison: Changing the Nutrition Conversation

October 15, 2015

By Kelly Hensel Read the original article in Food Technologies Magazine. As the first director of culinary nutrition for the Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI), Mark Allison hangs his chef whites next to lab coats and lines his cookbooks up next to scientific journals. He collaborates with plant, food, and nutritional scientists at DNI and the […]

Study: Fruits, vegetables help improve internal protection system

October 04, 2015

By Josh Bergeron Read the original article in the Salilsbury Post. KANNAPOLIS — Try eating the skin of an avocado. It’s good for you, according to a North Carolina Research Campus study. A recently published, joint study by the University of North Carolina and Dole Foods at the North Carolina Research Campus used various fruit and vegetable […]

Nutrition and the science of disease prevention: a systems approach to support metabolic health

September 13, 2015

Nutrition and the science of disease prevention: a systems approach to support metabolic health, Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2015 Sep, Bennett BJ1, Hall KD2, Hu FB3, McCartney AL4, Roberto C5. 1Departments of Genetics and Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 2Integrative Physiology Section, National Institute of Diabetes […]

Potential Biomarkers for Crohn’s Disease Advance Diabetes Research

August 31, 2015

A scientist based at the NC Research Campus helped identify potential protein biomarkers for sub-types of Crohn’s disease. The discovery is also advancing research into biomarkers for type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune disorders.   Many people may not link type 1 diabetes (T1D) and Crohn’s Disease. Qibin Zhang, PhD, co-director of the UNC Greensboro […]

Bioactive Ginger Constituents Alleviate Protein Glycation by Trapping Methylglyoxal

August 13, 2015

Bioactive Ginger Constituents Alleviate Protein Glycation by Trapping Methylglyoxal, Chem Res Toxicol. 2015 Aug 13, Zhu Y1, Zhao Y1, Wang P1, Ahmedna M, Sang S1. 1†Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Research Campus, 500 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081, United States. Abstract Considerable evidence suggests […]

Implementation of Management Strategies for Diabetes and Hypertension: From Local to Global Health in Cardiovascular Diseases

March 11, 2015

Implementation of Management Strategies for Diabetes and Hypertension: From Local to Global Health in Cardiovascular Diseases, Glob Heart. 2015 Mar, Bloomfield GS1, Wang TY1, Boulware LE1, Califf RM1, Hernandez AF1, Velazquez EJ1, Peterson ED1, Li JS2. Duke University Medical Center and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC. 2Duke University Medical Center and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, […]

Analysis of Nutrition Education in Osteopathic Medical Schools

March 04, 2015

Analysis of Nutrition Education in Osteopathic Medical Schools, 4 Mar 2015, Journal of Biomedical Education, Kathaleen Briggs Early,1 Kelly M. Adams,2 and Martin Kohlmeier2,3 1College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, 200 University Pkwy, Yakima, WA 98901, USA 2Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at […]

Preventive and Protective Properties of Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis L.) in Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus of Metabolic Disorders: A Brief Review

February 10, 2015

Preventive and Protective Properties of Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis L.) in Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus of Metabolic Disorders: A Brief Review, Current Opinion in Food Science, 10 February 2015,  Rashin Sedighi, Yantao Zhao, Aaron Yerke, Shengmin Sang Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Research Campus, 500 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, North Carolina […]

NRI Faculty Elected as AHA Fellow

January 06, 2015

Read the original story on the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute’s website. The NRI is proud to announce that Saroja Voruganti, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill, has been elected a Fellow with the American Heart Association. Dr. Voruganti is one of 17 American Heart Association Fellows from […]