Omega 3 Fatty Acid

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 […]

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) […]

Chia Seeds Do Not Enhance Athletic Performance, Study Finds

June 02, 2015

A study published in the May edition of the journal Nutrients debunks the widely reported and accepted belief that chia seeds are a natural performance booster for athletes. “It is all a bunch of hype and hope mixed together,” stated David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, lead author of the study entitled “No Positive Influence of Ingesting […]

Parental Nutrition Impacts Future Generations

February 10, 2014

Mihai Niculescu, MD, PhD, with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, is an expert in the field of epigenetics. He is researching how nutrition influences the genetic interplay between parents and children, specifically looking at omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.   When you make a habit of snacking on fruits and vegetables versus grabbing a […]

Omega-3 intake linked to higher cognition in infants, toddlers and young children

January 19, 2014

YottaFire Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive neuroscientist with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) at the NC Research Campus, has research findings that prove just how critical fatty acids are to the cognitive development and cognitive functioning of infants, toddlers and young children. A study on the effect of the ratio of […]

Omega-3 Intake Linked to Higher Cognition in Children

December 19, 2013

YottaFire Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive neuroscientist with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) at the NC Research Campus, has research findings that prove just how critical fatty acids are to the cognitive development and cognitive functioning of infants, toddlers and young children. A study on the effect of the ratio of […]

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 […]

Chia seeds: The latest superfood?

March 27, 2012

ShineOn Ch-ch-ch-chia! Sound familiar? Anyone who grew up in the ’80s or ’90s surely remembers those tacky, animal-shaped dust collectors, sold strictly on informercials, that grew chia sprouts to look like animal fur. Would you be surprised to hear those same seeds, sometimes referred to as Salvia hispanica L, contain the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acid found […]