diet

The connection between diet, obesity, and cancer: Nutrition experts explore the evidence

May 10, 2018

This article was originally published on medicalxpress.com. About one third of cancer cases are estimated to be linked to dietary and other modifiable risk factors, especially for obesity-related cancers such as breast, colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, kidney, gallbladder, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers. In this special theme issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and […]

Nutrition Research Institute Shows Choline Is Essential To A Normal Diet

October 28, 2016

Read the original University of North Carolina article by Phillip Ramati here. Though it’s present in a variety of foods and an essential part of a person’s diet, many people may not have heard of the nutrient choline. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute, located at the NC Research […]

Flavonoid-Fish Oil Mix Reduces Inflammation in Obese Individuals

September 23, 2016

Diet improvement and changes in exercise habits is the infallible formula for weight loss. Most people don’t know individuals can also be hampered by inflammation and oxidative stress when they are overweight or obese. Director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus (NCRC), David Nieman, DrPH, in collaboration with […]

Cancer, Obesity and Diet- New Research from UNC NRI

March 30, 2016

Watch Dr. Hursting talk about his latest findings on WJZY/Fox News Charlotte. Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH, with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, leads a team of researchers who explore the link between cancer, obesity and […]

Breaking Down the New Dietary Guidelines – Sugar

January 22, 2016

At the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, North Carolina, university and corporate scientists are devoted to identifying connections between fruits, vegetables, and the beneficial nutrients they have to offer in a daily diet. A series of articles over the next six weeks will break down the fundamentals of the new dietary guidelines and illustrate […]

An assessment of molecular pathways of obesity susceptible to nutrient, toxicant and genetically induced epigenetic perturbation

October 15, 2015

An assessment of molecular pathways of obesity susceptible to nutrient, toxicant and genetically induced epigenetic perturbation, JNB,  15 Oct 2015, Jing Xue, Folami Y. Ideraabdullah, UNC Chapel Hill Abstract In recent years, the etiology of human disease has greatly improved with the inclusion of epigenetic mechanisms, in particular as a common link between environment and disease. However, for […]

Community Seminar: For Better or Worse – Consequences of Living with Chemicals

September 18, 2014

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College in partnership with the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, invites you to a community lecture: For Better or Worse- Consequences of Living with Chemicals presented by Folami Ideraabdullah, PhD Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 pm Our lives are surrounded by chemicals. They are in products we use on our […]

5 Ways to Make Cancer Research Work for You

September 11, 2014

Read the article as posted on UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s website. By Harriet Sugar Miller, for Zester Daily July 24, 2014 Garlic, broccoli, green tea and turmeric: Health experts keep telling us to consume these foods to fight cancer. But articles from a New York Times science journalist are challenging the view that diet can prevent cancer. The evidence […]

Responsiveness of cardiometabolic-related microbiota to diet is influenced by host genetics.

August 27, 2014

Responsiveness of cardiometabolic-related microbiota to diet is influenced by host genetics. Mamm Genome. 2014 Aug 27, O’Connor A1, Quizon PM, Albright JE, Lin FT, Bennett BJ. UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, 500 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC, 28081, USA. Abstract Intestinal microbial community structure is driven by host genetics in addition to environmental factors such as diet. In comparison with environmental influences, the effect of host genetics on intestinal microbiota, […]

Nutrition education in medical school: a time of opportunity.

May 01, 2014

Nutrition education in medical school: a time of opportunity. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. May 2014; Epub 2014 Mar 19. Kushner RF1, Van Horn L, Rock CL, Edwards MS, Bales CW, Kohlmeier M, Akabas SR. 1Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (RFK); the Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (LVH); the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University […]

A 6-week diet and exercise intervention alters metabolic syndrome risk factors in obese Chinese children aged 11–13 years

January 11, 2013

A 6-week diet and exercise intervention alters metabolic syndrome risk factors in obese Chinese children aged 11–13 years Beibei Luo, Yang Yang, David C. Nieman, Yajun Zhang, Jie Wang, Ru Wang,Peijie Chen Journal of Sport and Health Science 01/2013; ABSTRACT Purpose A randomized, controlled trial was conducted to determine whether a 6-week low calorie diet and aerobic exercise intervention could alter […]