WHNRC Nutrition Studies
Individual Metabolism and Physiology Signature (iMAPS) Study
Who is conducting the study?
Nancy L. Keim, PhD, and Sean H. Adams PhD, from the
Where is the study being conducted?
WHNRC, 430 West Health
What is the purpose of this study?
We hope to learn more about how the food you eat affects measures of metabolic processes going on in the body. Overall these processes are reflected in the ‘metabolome’ – a term applied to the measurement of a multitude of biological compounds in blood, urine, feces, saliva, and breath. By conducting a complete characterization of the metabolome, we hope to discover new metabolites that change in response to diet and might serve as indicators of health.
Who can participate in this study?
Overweight adult women between the ages of 20 and 50 years old who are insulin resistant or have elevated blood lipid profiles.