The Nutrition for Precision Health Study

UChicago is part of a mega-National Institutes of Health (NIH) program that aims to be the first comprehensive study to investigate precision nutrition. The goal is to develop algorithms to predict individual responses to food and dietary routines. Precision nutrition, also known as personalized nutrition, will move away from “one-size-fits-all” diet recommendations and create a customized diet plan for people based on individual differences, such as genetics and metabolism. In this 5-year project, Dr. Brisa Aschebrook’s team will be enrolling All of Us participants into three different modules of nutrition research. The first module will record the meals that the subjects have eaten over two weeks, then the results of a feeding challenge. Each subject will then eat a specific meal at a the UChicago clinic and undergo extensive tests measuring blood pressure, heart rate, blood lipids, glucose and other biomarkers. The process will be repeated three times with meals that vary in composition and in free-living and domiciled contexts.

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