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Blood-Based metabolic signature outperforms standard method for predicting diet, disease risk

December 14, 2022

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5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

When studying food and diet, it’s challenging to know what people are eating, let alone their risk of disease caused by what they eat. Michigan Medicine cardiologists find a new method to develop blood-based dietary signatures. Venkatesh Murthy, M.D., Ph.D., a cardiologist at the University of Michigan Health Frankel Cardiovascular Center and an associate professor of cardiology at U-M Medical School, suggests that since diet is always in a state of flux, it is important to have a more reliable and precise method of measurement than what we currently have in place.

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