Pregnancy Nutrition Study

Pregnant womanWe are looking for pregnant women to participate in our study which will determine dietary methionine requirements during pregnancy. What is methionine? It is an amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks for protein. Protein and amino acids are essential in almost all bodily functions and structures.

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Nutrition Research Study with Children

Nutrition Research Study with ChildrenA lot of plant based proteins are staple foods around the world. They are a good source of many nutrients, except lysine. Lysine is an essential amino acid needed for growth and development. We want to measure how much lysine is available from plant based food, like corn and black beans, that children eat.

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Dietary Protein in Adults with Phenylketonuria

PKU Research StudySubjects with phenylketonuria (PKU) do not have the enzyme to breakdown phenylalanine (PHE) in food. Therefore, PHE accumulates in blood and brain leading to mental problems. We are interested in determining how much dietary protein adults with PKU need from PHE free medical formula vs. a new formula that uses glycomacropeptide (GMP) as the protein source.

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Glucose Breath Test and Carbohydrate Sources in GSD I

Glucose Breath Test and Carbohydrate Sources in GSD ISubjects with glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I) do not have the enzyme to breakdown glycogen leading to fasting low blood glucose level. We are interested to find out the best type of carbohydrate to be given to avoid low blood glucose level using a simple breath test in subjects with GSD I. 

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Glucose Breath Test and Carbohydrate Sources

Glucose Breath Test and Carbohydrate Sources Research StudyGlucose is stored as glycogen in our body, which helps to maintain blood glucose level. Subjects with glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I) do not have specific enzyme leading to fasting low blood glucose level. We are interested to find out the best type of carbohydrate to be given to avoid this problem using a simple breath test in healthy population and compare it with GSD I.

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Contact

Principal Investigator: 
Dr. Rajavel Elango 

Phone: (604) 875-2000 ext. 4911
Email: relango@bcchr.ubc.ca

Mailing Address:

950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4

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