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Research to Reality

April 18, 2018

The CNC’s collaboration with Hormel Foods, based on our groundbreaking research, has been both beneficial–and rare.

“While on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, I conducted numerous clinical nutritional research studies that resulted in publications. It always frustrated me that despite finding positive results – which could help patients – we were unable to find any company to adopt the new science and make new products.

“That’s the amazing thing about what we’ve done with the CNC. In our first research study, we conducted a survey of cancer patients being actively treated by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. We determined what things precluded them from consuming an adequate diet. The scientific literature was sparse in this area, yet we knew that meeting nutritional needs during this time was critically important.

“Armed with our published research, we found Hormel Foods to be an excellent partner. The CNC and Hormel Foods were willing to adopt the new information gleaned from our study, and created nutrition products that addressed the needs of a specific group of cancer patients.

I am proud to say that the entire experience has been rewarding as a scientist, knowing that these products will benefit patients. This is the first time in my career that has ever happened, and I am grateful to the CNC and Hormel Foods for making it happen.

Dr. Stacey J Bell

Read more about our collaboration with Hormel Foods.

Dr. Bell earned a doctorate in nutrition from Boston University with Honors, and has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for 35+ years. Dr. Bell formerly served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, where she conducted nutrition-focused clinical studies. She has helped develop numerous dietary supplements, including for motivational speaker Tony Robbins, and Twinlabs. Dr. Bell has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and has lectured around the world on nutrition.