Integrative and Biomedical Physiology

Nutrient Regulation, Obesity, and Metabolic Diseases

Nutrition Facts and Food

Nutrient Regulation, Obesity, and Metabolic Diseases

Obesity is a risk factor for numerous chronic metabolic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Complex interactions between genetics and diet contribute to the risk and progression of these diseases.  Scientists are teasing apart mechanisms of interaction with the goal of understanding how these diseases can be prevented and treated. 

Potential Specialization Areas

  • Cancer prevention and therapy
  • Metabolism
  • Nutrient gene interactions
  • Nutrient regulation of the immune system
  • Energy expenditure (exercise, prevention, calorie restriction)

Faculty Working In Nutrient Regulation, Obesity, and Metabolic Diseases