Nutrition

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September 12, 2022 Scientists redefine obesity with discovery of two distinct subtypes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 12, 2022) — A team led by Van Andel Institute scientists has identified two distinct types of obesity with physiological…

August 17, 2022 Cellular waste may supercharge immune cell function

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 17, 2022) — The immune cells that protect us from infection and cancer seek out a wide array of fuel sources…

August 24, 2021 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Ning Wu

The human body needs sugars and fats to survive, but too much of either can be problematic. Van Andel Institute’s Dr. Ning Wu seeks…

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…

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…

November 21, 2018 10 fast facts about metabolism to impress your friends and family during Thanksgiving

Looking for a conversation starter for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner? We’re here to help! Check out these 10 fast facts about metabolism to help make…

October 17, 2018 Explaining metabolism in four minutes or less

Day-to-day life takes a lot of energy. That’s where metabolism comes in. Metabolism keeps us going by powering each and every biological process, from regulating…