What’s on your plate and in your gut may hold the key to some of today’s most pressing health questions.
With your participation, our team at the Scripps Research Digital Trials Center can help understand metabolic health and diseases like type 2 diabetes. For example, how fast and how well your body uses sugar from an apple in your blood. The sum of what you ingest — that apple, a sandwich during lunch, and a handful of trail mix on a hike, for example — all support your metabolism.
Beyond a boost of energy, they can also impact your well-being in less immediate ways. They can make a difference on your digestion, how well you sleep, and even your mental health. In fact, research shows that the trillions of organisms that live in your intestines may play a surprising role in conditions like depression and diabetes, too.
Our first step into this growing area of research is PROGRESS – the PRediction Of Glycemic RESponse Study.