Fifty percent of U.S. adults are being treated for diet-related chronic illnesses. Here at Texas A&M AgriLife, we’re focused on precision nutrition, or foods that are easy to produce but also can be used to address chronic diseases. We are creating an institute that will help to address opportunities to reduce diet-related chronic diseases, that currently cost the U.S. economy $1 trillion annually.
Using a suite of crop computer models to identify patterns in crop production, AgriLife researchers in Overton, Texas, are simulating biomass production to help producers make science-based decisions regarding winter wheat forage growth. The use of Big Data in agriculture is expected to assist producers in making decisions.
A recent study exploring the link between estrogen levels and the mechanism of metabolic diseases at the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has found that estrogen can decrease insulin resistance and that some food sources help regulate glucose by mimicking the hormone’s function.