We are scientists first.
Cura thrives to contribute to the body of research and development being done to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan. We will share the fruits of our labor with the world to fuel interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives.
First, we thrive to breakdown your meals in a way that keeps you informed on what essential vitamins your meal contains and what potential benefits you will experience from it, based on 3rd party vitamin research.
Next, we want to empower you with more information by providing you a detailed list of the specific vitamin concentration found in the ingredients used to prepare your meal.
Lastly, we believe it’s important for us to track where your food was purchased and who prepared it so that there’s more transparency around the food we eat.
NIH releases strategic plan to accelerate nutrition research over
next 10 years.
What if each of us had individualized dietary recommendations that helped us decide what, when, why, and how to eat to optimize our health and quality of life? Read more about precision nutrition here.
Explore some of the latest research.
Diet and The Epigenome (2018)
Over the past decade, remarkable breakthroughs in our understanding of epigenetic biology have coincided with an increased public interest in the impact of diet and lifestyle choices on health. It is well established that a balanced diet enhances life expectancy and helps to prevent or treat certain diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, and mental disorders.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2018)
Environmental epigenetics describes how environmental factors affect cellular epigenetics and, hence, human health. Epigenetic marks alter the spatial conformation of chromatin to regulate gene expression. Environmental factors with epigenetic effects include behaviors, nutrition, and chemicals and industrial pollutants.
Scientific American (2017)
Department of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University (2013)
As access to genetic information increases, it is important to understand the potential consequences of genetic susceptibility testing on lifestyle, particularly those changes related to nutrition or exercise behaviours, some of which have been summarised previously.