Minnesota Nutrition & Obesity Center

The Minnesota Nutrition & Obesity Center is a Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.

The Minnesota Nutrition & Obesity Center has a strong and diverse research base consisting of 85 active investigators with 167 funded projects in obesity, energy metabolism and eating disorders, generating over $44 million per year in grant support for their investigations.


The Center incorporates researchers who are studying the causes and treatments of obesity. These investigators are from the University of Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center, Hennepin County Medical Center,and HealthPartners Research Foundation.

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Research Services - the NORC Network

The Minnesota Obesity Center is one of 12 Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) funded by the NIDDK/NIH. If the Minnesota Obesity Center does not provide a research service that you are looking for, it is possible that the service is provided by another NORC. Research services offered by the other NORCs are listed on the Nutritional Obesity Research Centers website.

Research Acknowledgement

It is important to cite the center grant in all publications resulting from the use of NORC services. The productivity and effectiveness of the Center is measured in part by the citation of the grant in published work.  Please use the following acknowledgement in your publications:

"These studies were supported in part by NIH/NIDDK NORC Grant Number P30 DK050456.”