Study Description: Dr. S. Pamela Shiao, PhD, RN, FAAN invites you to participate in a study about healthy diets on family health status for the prevention of chronic conditions by understanding better the influences from heredity and environment. If you agree to participate, a member of your family or friend will be asked to join in the study with you to receive coaching on healthy diet for 3 months. You will receive reminders for your diet weekly for 3 months. A home visit will be arranged with interviews for environmental and health status on food intake. Your blood will be drawn and stool samples collected for nutrient intake and B vitamins related hereditary testing. Follow up visits will occur 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after the first visit. You will receive summary of findings on your dietary intake and key hereditary findings.
Principal Investigator: Pamela Shiao
Eligibility Criteria: Patients with a) colorectal cancer or b) metabolic syndrome (obesity, diabetes, cholesterol or lipid problems, or heart conditions) between the ages of 18- 75 years old and one of their family-friend members between the ages of 18 - 75 years old.
Compensation: No, subjects will not be compensated.
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