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Compounds produced by gut bacteria alter immune function and energy metabolism in autism

Two recently published Canada-US research studies reinforce the notion that the human gut is a complex ecosystem - the microbiome - that exists in a delicate balance and exerts significant influence over human development, immunity, energy, health and behavior. This team is examining exactly how this occurs.

While the team's research focuses on autism - the rates of which have increased 200-fold in last 50 years - it has far-reaching implications for all humanity: Disrupt the gut bacterial balance and it can wreak havoc on your health and behavior.

14 March 2018 | 3:46 am

Gerald Reaven, scientist who coined ‘Syndrome X,’ dies at 89

The nutrition science community recently lost a great friend and preeminent scientist who furthered our understanding of the mechanisms of chronic disease. Gerald “Jerry” Reaven, MD, who gained international recognition for coining the term Syndrome X, now known as Metabolic Syndrome, died Feb. 12. He was 89.

13 March 2018 | 9:47 pm

Join us at Personalized Nutrition 2018

Personalized Nutrition 2018SM 
Translate the Science of NutriGenomics into Practice
November 7-9, 2018, Seattle, WA

NutriGenomics is revolutionizing the discipline of nutrition. At the nexus of systems biology, omics and nutritional biochemistry, NutriGenomic science provides deep insight into a person’s unique health trajectory, empowering clinicians to practice truly personalized nutrition.

16 February 2018 | 11:20 pm

Translational Research Fellows Program

The Translational Research Fellows Program, a collaboration between Institute for Systems Biology and Providence St. Joseph Health, offers recent PhD graduates an exciting opportunity to jumpstart their careers.
Fellows selected for this three-year training program will work with a multidisciplinary team and integrate translational research with patient-based clinical research to explore disease processes and advance detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

2 December 2017 | 4:23 am

New D*action Breast Cancer Prevention Society Announced at ACN Annual Conference

Clearwater, FLVitamin D: Its Role in Cancer Prevention and Treatment was presented by Cedric Garland, Dr. PH, F.A.C.E., of the University of California San Diego. He indicated that both new and ongoing research suggests that a vitamin D serum level of approximately 60 ng/ml (150 nmol/L) may be preventive in breast cancer. This level is at the upper range of the recommend 40-60 ng/ml and is considered safe. The new data stem from 2 randomized trials done by Dr.

29 November 2017 | 5:38 am

Download the Conference App for the ACN’s 58th Annual Conference

We’re proud to announce the mobile app for ACN’s 58th annual conference is now live and can be downloaded here. It has all the important information you'll need for the event, and features to enhance your conference experience.

2 October 2017 | 2:48 pm

Honoring the Career of Ananda S. Prasad, MD, PhD, MACN

August 29, 2017- Dr. Ananda Prasad, MACN, was honored with a reception and luncheon at Wayne State University for his life's research which focused on the importance of zinc as a micronutrient in human health and development. The proceedings took place on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Vera P.

11 September 2017 | 2:43 pm

Harry G. Preuss, MD, MACN, CNS, immediate Past President of the ACN, authors new book The Bitter Sweet: Recognizing and Resolving the Sugar Crisis.

May 2017 - Remember when everything was low fat? After a study on the effect of sugar and fat on the body, fat was labeled a toxic substance by the health industry. It’s no coincidence that the obesity epidemic began soon after.

Dr. Preuss has devoted his career to studying nutrition and knows the true culprit behind high cholesterol: sugar. In his book The Bitter Sweet: Recognizing and Resolving the Sugar Crisis he explores the current “sugar crisis” and its connection to premature aging, obesity, and the development of type 2 diabetes.

31 May 2017 | 11:17 pm

Submit Original Research to be Featured at ACN Annual Conference

March 2017--The medical science is evident: cancer is not purely genetic. It is not a binary nor a random disease. Instead, cancers are complex chronic conditions that occur across a spectrum of dysfunction with many factors impacting risk, onset and severity. In fact, 90-95% of cancers may be attributable to lifestyle and environmental inputs. The personalized nutrition paradigm is a powerful disruptor of both the narrative and pathology of cancer.

10 March 2017 | 6:10 pm

Recover Stronger: Whey Protein Optimization for Athletes

January 2017--While whey protein supplementation helps athletes build lean body mass, progress can be stifled by overlooking a key facet of training: muscle recovery. Research from the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN) tests a whey protein supplement fortified with compounds designed to aid in muscle recovery following highly demanding resistance exercise.

17 February 2017 | 10:12 pm