CTSI Bionutrition and Body Composition Lab
Nutrition plays an undeniable role in many of the chronic illnesses researchers work hard to prevent, treat and cure. Through nutritional genomics, we have learned diet substituents metabolize differently depending on genetic variations and investigations have begun into how diets can cause genetic variations, many of these are the same variations associated with chronic disease. Investigators find that nutrition’s role in promoting health and the treatment of disease is of great importance.
The CTSI Bionutrition and Body Composition Lab provides a variety of services to assist investigators plan, develop, implement, and evaluate the nutrition component of
research protocols. These services include: dietary assessment, nutrition lifestyle counseling, basic body composition assessment, BodPod and PeaPod analysis,
DEXA scan, and indirect calorimetry analysis, among others. Based in the Adult Translational Unit (TRU) on the lower level of Froedtert Hospital, the Bionutrition and
Body Composition Lab is available to all investigators across CTSI partner institutions.
Andrea Moosreiner, RD, CD, CTSI Bionutritionist, has been with CTSI since 2009. Her nutritional expertise has led to interviews by local magazines, newspapers and radio about current findings in nutritional research. She has participated in panel discussions and collaborates in mentoring and educating Dietetics Students in translational research. As an active member of the CTSA consortium, Andrea is able to pool resources with Bionutritionists from all CTSA sites nationwide. Moosreiner is also a member of the National Association for Bionutritionists. Learn more or request services.