Obesity

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 […]

Metabolic Effects of Berries with Structurally Diverse Anthocyanins

February 23, 2017

John Overall, Sierra A. Bonney, Mickey Wilson, Arnold Beermann III, Mary H. Grace, Debora Esposito, Mary Ann Lila, and Slavko Komarnytsky (2017). Metabolic Effects of Berries with Structurally Diverse Anthocyanins. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 18(2), 422. Author Affiliations 1. Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Research Campus, 600 Laureate […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Human Obesity Associated with an Intronic SNP in the Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Locus

October 27, 2015

Human Obesity Associated with an Intronic SNP in the Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Locus, Cell Rep. 2015 Oct 27, Mou Z1, Hyde TM2, Lipska BK3, Martinowich K4, Wei P5, Ong CJ5, Hunter LA5, Palaguachi GI5, Morgun E1, Teng R6, Lai C5, Condarco TA7, Demidowich AP7,Krause AJ7, Marshall LJ8, Haack K9, Voruganti VS10, Cole SA9, Butte NF11, Comuzzie AG9, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Table grape consumption reduces adiposity and markers of hepatic lipogenesis and alters gut microbiota in butter fat-fed mice

September 02, 2015

Table grape consumption reduces adiposity and markers of hepatic lipogenesis and alters gut microbiota in butter fat-fed mice,2 Sep 2015 The Journal of Nutritional Biotechnology, Jessie Baldwin1, Brian Collins1, Patricia G. Wolf, Kristina Martinez, Wan Shen, Chia-Chi Chuang, Wei Zhong, Paula Cooney, Chase Cockrell, Eugene Chang, H. Rex Gaskins, Michael K. McIntosh. Author Afiliations Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), Greensboro, NC Carl […]

Cabarrus Health Alliance Receives Support from Aetna Foundation

June 04, 2015

Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) was awarded $25,000 from the Aetna Foundation to support the Eat Smart, Live Well program in 2015. Eat Smart, Live Well is a new nutritional outreach program targeting low-income and underserved populations in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties. The program will include holistic nutrition education that addresses key barriers to healthy eating. […]

Carnosic Acid as the Major Bioactive Component in Rosemary Extract Ameliorates High-fat Diet-induced Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome in Mice

April 07, 2015

Carnosic Acid as the Major Bioactive Component in Rosemary Extract Ameliorates High-fat Diet-induced Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome in Mice, Apr 2015, The FASEB Journal, Yantao Zhao1, Rashin Sedighi1, Pei Wang1, Huadong Chen1, Yingdong Zhu1 and Shengmin Sang1 –1Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Kannapolis NC United States Abstract Rosemary has been used as a natural […]

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 […]

Fit Kids: Study Highlights Importance of Teenagers Staying Active

February 26, 2015

See the original story and video on TimeWarner Cable News. CHARLOTTE—A new study out of the North Carolina Research Campus found that four out of 10 middle school students are considered overweight or obese. Doctors say this trend can puts kids at a higher risk for disease. The state requires schools to provide a minimum […]

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 […]

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; […]

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 […]

Mechanisms and correlates of a healthy brain: a commentary.

December 01, 2014

Mechanisms and correlates of a healthy brain: a commentary. Monogr Soc Res Child Dev. 2014 Dec, Cheatham CL. Abstract In this monograph, the message is that early inactivity and obesity lead to later chronic disease, and, as such, physical inactivity should be recognized as a public health crisis. Sedentary behavior, to some extent, serves a purpose in […]

A Fruit Billionaire Tries to Rewrite the Textbook on Medicine

June 19, 2014

By Megan Scudellari / June 19, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Newsweek Link to original story on Newsweek.com Filed Under: Tech & Science, Medicine, cancer Rows of small white bungalows, once the property of workers at the local textile mill, still line the streets of Kannapolis, North Carolina. A larger-than-life bronze statue of town hero and NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt Sr. […]

Activation of pattern recognition receptors in brown adipocytes induces inflammation and suppresses uncoupling protein 1 expression and mitochondrial respiration

May 15, 2014

Activation of pattern recognition receptors in brown adipocytes induces inflammation and suppresses uncoupling protein 1 expression and mitochondrial respiration. American Journal of Physiology.  Cell Physiology. May 15, 2014. Epub 2014 Mar 13. Bae J1, Ricciardi CJ1, Esposito D2, Komarnytsky S2, Hu P1, Curry BJ1, Brown PL1, Gao Z3, Biggerstaff JP4, Chen J5, Zhao L6. 1Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee; 2Plants for Human Health […]