Foods for Health Institute

Foods for Health Institute

The objectives of the Foods for Health Institute are to guide multidisciplinary research programs drawing on the complementary strengths of the University of California, Davis and its partners to develop assessment technologies that accurately measure health; discover the molecular targets of health that are modifiable by food and lifestyle; and translate the discoveries at the molecular level to personalized food, lifestyle, and education solutions.

Study: Antimicrobial May Damage Liver

November 18, 2014

A common antimicrobial found in common soaps may cause liver damage and raise cancer risk.

Long-term exposure to triclosan, an antimicrobial agent commonly found in a broad array of soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and other consumer products, may have potentially serious health consequences, reports a research team including a UC Davis scientist.