Metabolic syndrome

Serum uric acid concentrations and SLC2A9 genetic variation in Hispanic children: the Viva La Familia Study

February 02, 2015

Serum uric acid concentrations and SLC2A9 genetic variation in Hispanic children: the Viva La Familia Study, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,  V Saroja Voruganti, Sandra Laston, Karin Haack, Nitesh R Mehta, Shelley A Cole, Nancy F Butte, and Anthony G Comuzzie From the Department of Nutrition (VSV) and UNC Nutrition Research Institute (VSV), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kannapolis, NC; […]

Blueberries Reduce Risk of Parkinson’s, Boost Brain Function Finds New Study

April 08, 2014

By Justin Moore, as published on the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute Website. A recent study has shown that consumption of blueberries, long considered a “super food,” may protect human brain performance and reduce the risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease. In the United States, it is estimated that one million people suffer […]

Diabetes and Bioactives

November 15, 2013

A generation ago, the prevailing opinion was that once a person became obese they would develop type 2 diabetes. Today, scientists like Slavko Komarnytsky, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacogenomics with the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute, research the genetic differences that cause obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders. They are trying to find […]

Preventing Disease and Improving Health Starts Early In Life

October 13, 2013

Disease prevention and good health is not a goal just for adults. NC Research Campus scientists are contributing scientific findings that show a a lifetime of good health starts as early as infancy with a mother’s diet and her genotype playing a critical role. As a child grows, their eating habits and activity level determine their risk for […]

Ginger Shogaols: Promising Prevention for Lung and Colon Cancer

August 13, 2013

Shengmin Sang, PhD, associate professor and leadscientist in functional food for NC A&T State University’s Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies, published four peer-reviewed articles this year that further the understanding of the chemopreventive potential of ginger. Sang’s most recent findings concentrate on shogaol metabolites and lung and colon cancer prevention. Shogaols are the dehydrated […]

Global Importance of Whole Grains

June 13, 2013

What Are Whole Grains?     Whole grains are eaten with the entire grain seed in tact, which includes the bran, endosperm and germ or embryo. Examples of whole grains include amaranth, barley, buckwheat, brown and wild rice, bulgur, corn, oats, quinoa, millet, rye, sorghum and wheat. Learn more at WholeGrains Council.org.   Nutrition and Disease Prevention Rich in fiber, protein, iron, vitamins, minerals and anthocyanins, […]

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 […]