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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.

Faculty Achievements

Student Achievements

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Recent Publications

  1. Yang, X, Wu, F, Li, L, Lynch, EC, Xie, L, Zhao, Y et al.. Celastrol alleviates metabolic disturbance in high-fat diet-induced obese mice through increasing energy expenditure by ameliorating metabolic inflammation. Phytother Res. 2020; :. doi: 10.1002/ptr.6800. PubMed PMID:32776627 .
  2. Wu, N, Baiocchi, L, Zhou, T, Kennedy, L, Ceci, L, Meng, F et al.. The Functional Role of the Secretin/Secretin Receptor Signaling During Cholestatic Liver Injury. Hepatology. 2020; :. doi: 10.1002/hep.31484. PubMed PMID:32737904 .
  3. Hu, R, Li, X, Peng, C, Gao, R, Ma, L, Hu, J et al.. miR-196b-5p-enriched extracellular vesicles from tubular epithelial cells mediated aldosterone-induced renal fibrosis in mice with diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2020;8 (1):. doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2019-001101. PubMed PMID:32727744 PubMed Central PMC7394302.
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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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