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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Welcome to Food Components and Health Laboratory!

Our Mission Statement

The Food Components and Health Laboratory (FCHL) conducts research on diet as related to human health. Scientists measure metabolic and physiologic responses to whole foods and dietary constituents including traditional nutrients, phytochemicals and functional foods. Clinical and invitro approaches identify diet-induced modulation of biomarkers of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. 


For a list of our current studies, please click here.



If you are interested in participating in a study, and would like more information

Please email us at or call us at 301-504-5454.


Food Components and Health Laboratory
Building 307B, Room 231
Beltsville, Maryland20705





Last Modified: 9/22/2016
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