Nestlé begins collaboration with Cleveland Clinic to understand how whole grain foods benefit health

Jul 22, 2010
R&D Centre Singapore LERNER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, OHIO: The study, to be conducted in collaboration with the Lerner Research Institute, will be one of the largest controlled studies of its type on whole grains.

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.

Related information:

Nestlé USA press release
Cleveland Clinic website
Lerner Research Institute website