Nestlé to fund new study on benefits of whole grains

Posted by Josette Dunn on 23rd July 2010

The Nestlé Research Center, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, has donated USD 500,000 to the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute, USA. The gift will fund a collaborative study focused on examining the effects of a diet rich in whole grains on body composition and energy metabolism.

The study, which will last for 26 weeks, will enroll 40 to 50 people, who will eat meals provided by the Nestlé Prepared Food Company’s facility in Solon, Ohio, USA.

This research will be one of the largest controlled studies of its type on whole grains and the first to use advanced body composition measurement techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) that are used at the Cleveland Clinic. Scientists at Nestlé Research Center will use state-of-the-art metabolomic analyses to examine changes in metabolism.