Nutrient Metabolism : NIDDK

Nutrient Metabolism

The Nutrient Metabolism Program supports basic and clinical studies related to the requirement, bioavailability, and metabolism of nutrients and other dietary components at the organ, cellular, and subcellular levels in normal and diseased states. Specific areas of research interest include the understanding of the physiologic function and mechanism of action/interaction of nutrients within the body; nutrient influence on gene regulation and expression; metabolism and function of nutrient antioxidants; the effects of environment, heredity, stress, drug use, toxicants, and physical activity on problems of nutrient imbalance and nutrient requirements in health and disease; and specific metabolic considerations relating to alternative forms of nutrient delivery and use, such as total parenteral nutrition. The program also supports research to improve methods of assessing nutritional status in health and disease.

For more information, contact: Dr. Michael Ken May, Director; Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrinology Program Director; Gastrointestinal Transport and Absorption Program.

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