Flaxseed oil

Perinatal α-linolenic acid availability alters the expression of genes related to memory and to epigenetic machinery, and the Mecp2 DNA methylation in the whole brain of mouse offspring

May 24, 2014

Perinatal α-linolenic acid availability alters the expression of genes related to memory and to epigenetic machinery, and the Mecp2 DNA methylation in the whole brain of mouse offspring. International Journal of developmental neuroscience.  May 24, 2014.[Epub ahead of print] He F1, Lupu DS2, Niculescu MD3. 1Department of Nutrition and Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at […]

Firsts for an NRI Young Scientist

May 01, 2014

Fuli (Tracey) He’s long journey from Shanghai, China, to the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) in Kannapolis has culminated in extraordinary personal and professional achievements. This bright 25-year-old is the first student to earn a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health while working in research at the NRI. […]

What mum eats before pregnancy may affect child’s health

September 21, 2012

Now, new research in mice has suggested that what she ate before pregnancy might be important too. What a group of female mice ate-before pregnancy-chemically altered their DNA and these changes were passed to her offspring. These DNA alterations, called “epigenetic” changes, drastically affected the pups’ metabolism of many essential fatty acids, the research found. […]

Low dose Flaxseed Oil Supplementation Alters the Fatty Acids Profile and the Progression of Metabolic Syndrome in Men without Adequate Medical Treatment

March 18, 2011

Tint, D.,Anghel, M., Lupu, D. S., Fischer, L. M., and Niculescu, M. D. (2011)Low dose Flaxseed Oil Supplementation Alters the Fatty Acids Profile and the Progression of Metabolic Syndrome in Men without Adequate Medical Treatment .J Nutrition Disorder TherS7, 1 Abstract Many studies indicated that increased intakes of ω-3 fatty acids could positively impact the progression […]