Nutrition Research

Drs. Rodgers and Lynch explain the importance of nutrition and the role of the NIH Office of Nutrition Research.

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Dr. Rodgers: Does the saying, “You are what you eat,” ever cause you to stop and think about how nutrition affects diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease?

Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.

My colleague, Dr. Christopher Lynch, director of the Office of Nutrition Research explains:

Dr. Lynch: Nutrition plays a vital role in how we grow, develop, and stay healthy. We know that nutrition is important, but we don’t know exactly how what we eat affects health and disease. Our Office of Nutrition Research is working to fill research gaps like finding more accurate ways of measuring food intake, understanding how growth and development is affected by food, and clarifying how the gut microbiome plays a role in our health.

Dr. Rodgers: For more information, follow us on Twitter @NIDDKgov. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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