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Salmon intake and gut health in adults

Primary Objective

This study plans to learn more about how consuming salmon, and its bioactive compound astaxanthin, effects gut health and inflammation, as well as the underlying mechanisms linking whole food to health. Findings from this study will potentially inform effective dietary recommendations and interventions, thereby reducing inflammation-associated diseases in humans.

Study category: Nutrition and Metabolism

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This is a 4. 5 month-long study. Compensation and study food will be provided.

Main Procedures Involved: - Health and family history questionnaires - Collection of urine, stool, and blood - Height and weight - 3-day diet records at the beginning, middle, and end of each intervention period

Duration of Participation: 4.5 months


30 to 70 years



between 30-50 years old, have a BMI between 30-40, participate in less than 3 hours/week of moderate or high intensity exercise, do not smoke tobacco

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Outpatient CTRC
University of Colorado Hospital

Principal Investigator
Minghua Tang,  PhD

Minghua Tang, PhD

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