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BLOG – Hyperuricemia and Gout

April 2, 2017

Uric acid is a chemical that is created when the body breaks down purines (purines are building blocks of our DNA). Under normal conditions, uric acid dissolves in blood, is processed in the kidneys and excreted in urine. However, if … Continued

UNC Introduces New Core Merging Nutrition and Genetics

April 2, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) introduces the new Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics (NGx) Core. Located at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, the goal of the … Continued

Harvard NORC Newsletter – April 2017

April 1, 2017

April 2017 Bulletin   We are now accepting applications for P&F awards! Please encourage junior investigators to apply! Visit the P&F Application page on our website for information and to view the application form.  Our contact information has been updated, including … Continued

Harvard NORC Newsletter – March 2017

March 15, 2017

Welcome to the NORCH!  On behalf of the Administrative Core, we would like to welcome and extend our appreciation to all our returning and new members, and to inform the community of our newly re-organized Center.  . We are very … Continued

BLOG – Childhood Obesity: A Major Health Concern

March 11, 2017

Obesity is a disease that impacts all levels of society. It is the most prevalent nutritional disorder among children and adolescents and is continuing to rise. In 2012 more than one-third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. According … Continued