The Department of Nutrition and Food Science was established in January 2005 upon a rich heritage of Aggie leadership in nutrition and food science.  In creating the Department, the state of Texas and Texas A&M University recognized the importance of the disciplines of nutrition and food science in maintaining health and preventing diseases.

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Summer 2018 NFSC Graduates

Recent Publications

  1. Guo, S, Liang, H, Bai, L, Qu, F, Ding, A, Ji, B et al.. Synergistic effects of wheat straw powder and persulfate/Fe(II) on enhancing sludge dewaterability. Chemosphere. 2018;215 :333-341. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.10.008. PubMed PMID:30326439 .
  2. Hou, Y, Cao, X, Hu, X, Li, X, Shi, X, Wang, H et al.. CMHX008, a PPARγ partial agonist, enhances insulin sensitivity with minor influences on bone loss. Genes Dis. 2018;5 (3):290-299. doi: 10.1016/j.gendis.2018.05.004. PubMed PMID:30320193 PubMed Central PMC6176219.
  3. Xu, H, Fu, Q, Zhou, Y, Xue, C, Olson, P, Lynch, EC et al.. A long-term maternal diet intervention is necessary to avoid the obesogenic effect of maternal high-fat diet in the offspring. J. Nutr. Biochem. 2018;62 :210-220. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2018.09.008. PubMed PMID:30316166 .
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Our faculty conduct research on the role of bioactives in the prevention of chronic diseases. Learn more about their research.


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