metabolism

23 results.

August 3, 2021 An overactive sweet tooth may spell trouble for our cellular powerplants

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 3, 2021) — The average American eats roughly 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day — more than three times…

July 8, 2021 Metabolism expert Dr. Sara Nowinski joins Van Andel Institute

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 8, 2021) — VAI’s newest scientific recruit wants to rewrite the story of mitochondria, the cellular machinery that produces and manages…

March 8, 2021 Need a break? Take our National Nutrition Month quiz!

March is National Nutrition Month! Test your metabolism and nutrition knowledge with our quiz. Good luck (and no peeking at the answers until you guess)!…

February 3, 2021 New study to probe how diet and metabolism influence the immune system

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 3, 2021) — A pair of scientists from Van Andel Institute and the National Institute of…

January 13, 2021 A look back at 2020

The past year has challenged us in new and unexpected ways. Yet through it all, we have been inspired by the strength and resilience of…

September 25, 2020 How could our nutrition today affect future generations?: A Q&A with Dr. Heidi Lempradl and Dr. Andrew Pospisilik

Can a person’s diet, experiences and lifestyle impact their children’s health or even the health of subsequent generations? That’s the big question that Van Andel…

May 21, 2020 Explainer: What are mitochondria?

If you ask high school biology students about mitochondria, they’re likely to respond with the same answer: mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell. But…

February 4, 2020 Dietary interventions may slow onset of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 4, 2020) — Significantly reducing dietary levels of the amino acid methionine could slow onset and progression of inflammatory and autoimmune…