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Mayo Clinic with Viome to explore role of nutrition on sleep and obesity

26 July 2019 | News

By exploring the role of nutrition in chronic diseases, the collaboration will open up the possibility of developing personalized strategies and interventions to help in their management

Viome, a company transforming health through personalized nutrition based on individual biology, has announces collaboration with Mayo Clinic. The initial focus of the collaboration is two-fold: to better understand the role of nutrition in disease and to explore the potential of Viome's AI-driven personalized diets in helping manage sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and obesity.

The study will focus on measures of obesity (including body fat %), metabolism (HbA1c), and sleep. The teams will leverage Mayo Clinic's medical expertise and Viome's proprietary microbiome analysis platform. Together, they will enable a better understanding of how nutrition affects chronic diseases, and explore the effectiveness of personalized nutrition as a strategy to help in treatment, and possibly even prevention, of these diseases.

This initiative will help leverage Mayo Clinic's research resources with Viome's AI technology and  insights into the gut microbiome The study will be led by Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Cardiovascular Facility and the Sleep Facility within Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

By exploring the role of nutrition in chronic diseases, the collaboration will open up the possibility of developing personalized strategies and interventions to help in their management.

Mayo Clinic will use any revenue it receives to support its not-for-profit mission in patient care, education and research.

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