folate

Breast Cancer Subtype Important in Deciding Impact of Folate

February 02, 2017

Read the original article from the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. It is generally known that folate (vitamin B9) is important in early pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects in babies, because folate is needed by rapidly dividing cells (e.g., those of a developing embryo) for DNA synthesis and cellular energy production. As a consequence, many […]

Pregnancy, Drinking and Diet: Researchers Urge Women to Consider Their “Whole Health” when Pregnant 

February 08, 2016

Scientists at the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute are developing a “whole health” message for pregnant mothers emphasizing evidence-based, nutritional research that empowers them to make their own decisions on everything from drinking to dietary choices. Don’t eat this. Don’t drink that. In the face of recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

Local Research Institute Boosts Economy through Critical Nutrition Discoveries

March 17, 2015

Read the original article on the UNC Nutrition Research Institute website. Eleven faculty research scientists at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) in Kannapolis currently have externally funded grants to support their work exploring individualized nutrition. These awards are significant not only for providing the means by which the NRI can advance its scientific discoveries […]