UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Students conducting research in NORC lab


The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center is one of 12 centers in the country funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases that is specifically designed to provide support and expertise to scientists studying the role of nutrition and obesity in public health.


Free Nutrition & Obesity Research Support
Free biostatistics and clinical research support available for NORC research base members.
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Please Cite the Grant
Our productivity and effectiveness as a Center is measured in part by the citation of our grant in your published work. Please acknowledge National Institutes of Health grant DK056350 in all publications resulting from the use of our services.


Fat of the Bone
Maya Styner, MD, unveils a new kind of study showing how a high-fat diet, exercise, and diabetes medications can change the insides of our bones
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Obesity and Basal-Like Breast Cancer
Study in mice finds weight loss reduces progression of basal-like breast cancer
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Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Security in Peru
Presented by Hilary M. Creed-Kanashiro, BSc, MPH
Senior Researcher, Instituto de Investigación Nutricional

2308 McGavran-Greenberg
Monday, Septemeber 29, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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