“The Alberta NutrIMM Study - Nutrition and Immune Function”
Excess weight, nutrition, and blood sugar levels can all affect immune function, which in turn can affect participants risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). It is not known how diet, blood sugar, and weight affect immune function. The purpose of the study is to look at how weight, diet and high blood sugar levels affect immune function. Results of the study will be compared to results of the control group (which will go through the same activities as the experimental groups).
North American Diet
standardized North American/Canadian diet for 4 weeks designed to reflect (as closely as possible) current macronutrient intake averages in North America/Canada (35% of energy as fat, 12.5% as saturated fat, 13% as monounsaturated fat, 6% as polyunsaturated fat, 48% as carbohydrate, 17% as protein)
The Alberta NutrImm Study (Nutrition and Immune Function) Study: Establishing the Importance of Diet and Insulin Resistance in Modulating Immune Function in Obesity