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Diet and Cardiometabolic Health Laboratory

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The Diet and Cardiometabolic Health Laboratory studies the role of foods, bioactive, and dietary patterns in delaying and preventing the onset of cardiometabolic diseases.

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Active Projects

Improvements in Gut (Microbial) Metabolism with Walnut Consumption

Funded By: California Walnut Commission, 11/15/2020-08/31/2022

The aim of the proposed study is to examine how a walnut enriched diet affects the functionality of the gut microbiome (expression of functional genes), and how this differs from a fatty acid matched diet devoid of walnuts and a diet where oleic acid replaces alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).


Nutritional Sciences