Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky, assistant professor in metabolic biology and pharmacogenomics with the Plants for Human Health Institute, will present, “Nutrigenomic Modulation of Metabolic Diseases by Plant Steroids,” at the N.C. Research Campus on December 13, 2012. The UNC-Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute will host the session from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 2203 of the UNC building.
Recent research from Komarnytsky’s lab revealed that brassinosteroids found in food crops like broccoli, cabbage and mustard may increase muscle mass and physical performance. Komarnytsky is working to develop a strong interdisciplinary program for the systematic evaluation of the efficacy and safety of botanicals and natural products, and to fulfill the critical need for additional research on their efficacy on the treatment or prevention of metabolic diseases. The ultimate goal of Komarnytsky’s research is to educate and assist the public in taking greater control of their health through the food choices they make, and to increase awareness of the relationship between diet, natural products and health.
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Nutrigenomic Modulation of Metabolic Diseases by Plant Steroids
Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky, N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute
December 13, 2012
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
500 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, N.C. 28081
UNC-Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute