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The Wake Forest Center for Botanical Lipids and Inflammatory Disease Prevention

Principal Investigator: 
Floyd Chilton, III, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC


Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Department of Physiological & Pharmacology Medical Center Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
United States


The goal of this center is to delineate the molecular mechanisms by which botanical oils, such as borage oil, may prevent or affect disease (cardiovascular disease, asthma and metabolic syndrome) while focusing on immunity and inflammation. The center will also examine the influence of genetic differences in the metabolism of botanicals to determine the populations where they are most likely to be effective.

Centers for Dietary Supplements Research: Botanicals