Designing Nutrigenomic Diets to Improve Metabolic Syndrome Symptoms

Team Mentor:

Dr. Felix Barron, Professor

Dept. Food Science and Human Nutrition

Objectives:

  • Identify the syndrome (e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes, high triglyceride and/or high density lipoprotein) to be researched and collect and evaluate relevant dietary and metabolic-related literature for background and current status and interventions
  • Select, design and test the effectiveness of a diet or diets composed of specific foods or ingredients known or suspected of interacting with certain genes related to the metabolic syndrome symptoms