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An Unlikely Tool to Combat Diabetes

Compound found primarily in cocoa helps cells release more insulin

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Study: Kids eat more calories in post-game snacks than they burn during the game

February 25, 2020 08:46 AM
Almost every parent knows the drill: When it’s your turn, you bring Capri Suns and Rice Krispies Treats to your child’s soccer game as a post-game snack. Whether you’re a parent that loves the tradition or despises it, new research shows how detrimental post-game treats are to a child’s health.
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10,000 steps: Not quite magical when it comes to weight

February 10, 2020 10:04 PM
For years now, 10,000 steps a day has become the gold standard for people trying to improve their health — and recent research shows some benefits can come from even just 7,500 steps. But if you’re trying to prevent weight gain, a new Brigham Young University study suggests no number of steps alone will do the trick.
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An unlikely tool to combat diabetes: chocolate, say researchers

August 23, 2017 10:00 PM
BYU researchers have discovered certain compounds found in cocoa can actually help your body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose better.

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Hey students, when is the last time you had a real meal?

January 30, 2017 10:00 PM
If you want students to eat well, what they really need is a real meal—at least that’s according to a new BYU study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

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Facilities & Services

Chromatography Facility

The College of Life Sciences has established a Chromatography Facility for the use of researchers who do not have access to or expertise in chromatographic analyses.

Nutrition Assessment Lab

The Nutrition Assessment Lab (NAL) functions as a learning lab for dietetics majors and as a research facility for both dietetics and nutritional science faculty.

Food Quality Assurance Lab

The Quality Assurance Lab is located in the Eyring Science Center in the department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science.