College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University
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Nutritional Sciences

What is nutritional sciences? 

The study of nutritional sciences focuses on the physiological and biological aspects of foods and nutrients. This encompasses metabolism, health, performance, and disease resistance of both humans and animals. It also includes the study of human behaviors related to food choices.

Past and current projects and activities involving nutritional sciences:

  • The impact of food components on in-vitro mechanisms of migraines
  • The relationship between vitamin D status, bone density and lean body mass among collegiate athletes
  • The effect of capsaicin consumption on glucose metabolism among adults who are overweight and obese
  • Dietary practices and nutritional status of mothers and children affected by HIV
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