Category:

Nutrition News

Mayer-Davis awarded $1.9M to accelerate solutions for young adults with Type 1 diabetes

May 24, 2017
Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis has received a four-year, $1.9 million National Institutes of Health grant to help young people with Type 1 diabetes better control their glucose levels and weight.

Gillings School celebrates 77th commencement

May 13, 2017
Families and friends of 329 new Gillings School alumni gathered on May 13 to celebrate the School’s 77th commencement. Aaron Williams, executive vice president for government relations and corporate communications at RTI International, delivered the commencement address.

Statins may reduce inflammation related to advanced prostate cancer risk

May 9, 2017
A study led by Dr. Emma Allott explores the relationship between statin use, inflammation and prostate cancer. Allott’s findings were published May 9 in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.

Dietary calcium-phosphorus ratio does not influence bone health in older Americans, study finds

May 8, 2017
A study by Dr. John Anderson and Gillings School colleagues, published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society, examines whether a low ratio of dietary calcium to phosphorus has an impact upon bone health of older adults in the U.S.

Ammerman to lead community partners in tackling healthy food for low-income consumers

May 8, 2017
With funding from UNC’s 2016 Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities, Dr. Alice Ammerman will lead community partners in an effort to increase access to healthy food for low-income consumers.

Physical activity helps to counteract weight gain from obesity-causing gene variant, study finds

May 4, 2017
To determine how physical activity and genetic variants related to obesity interact to affect weight gain, Dr. Misa Graff and colleagues performed genome-wide interaction meta-analyses using more than 200,000 individuals. The international study was published in PLOS Genetics.

Ammerman named first Mildred Kaufman Professor of nutrition

April 27, 2017
Dr. Alice Ammerman has been named the inaugural Mildred Kaufman Professor of nutrition. The professorship was announced at the Gillings School’s 49th annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 27, pending final university approvals.

Zeisel awarded fellowship in American Society for Nutrition

April 27, 2017
Dr. Steve Zeisel has been inducted into the American Society for Nutrition’s 2017 Class of Fellows. Fellowship is the Society’s highest honor, offered to scientists who have had distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.

Mayer-Davis receives ASN’s Excellence in Nutrition Education Award

April 27, 2017
Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis has been honored with the American Society for Nutrition’s 2017 Excellence in Nutrition Education Award. She was recognized on April 23 during the ASN’s Scientific Sessions at Experimental Biology 2017, in Chicago.

New study explores timing of changes in blood pressure health that lead to larger disparities

April 20, 2017
African Americans and men are more likely to transition from ideal levels of blood pressure in childhood or early adulthood compared to white Americans and women, which puts them at increased risk of developing hypertension earlier in life.