Diet and Cardiometabolic Health Laboratory
Cardiometabolic diseases are the leading cause of premature death and disability in the U.S. and globally. Dietary risk factors, including poor diet quality, account for a substantial proportion of cardiometabolic disease-associated public health burden. The goal of the Diet and Cardiometabolic Health Laboratory is to study the efficacy and effectiveness of dietary interventions to delay and prevent the onset of cardiometabolic diseases. The laboratory conducts human clinical trials to examine the effect of individual foods, bioactive, and dietary patterns on risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases. In addition to translating research findings gained under highly controlled conditions to strategies, underpinned by behavior change theory, that improve the overall diet of free-living individuals.