Determining the link between pulse foods, gut health, and chronic disease

  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Pulse Science Cluster

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Krista Power

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


To determine the impact of various pulse foods on the structure and activity of human gut microbiota originating from healthy, obese and inflammatory bowel disease type environments.

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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2013 - 2018


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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