Typical American Primate Diet

The Typical American Diet (TAD) was developed in conjunction with leading research scientists from Wake Forest Medical School and LabDiet® to evaluate the interaction of diet and cardio-metabolic risk factors in non-human primates.  The diet mimics a typical American diet by containing a mixture of animal- and plant-derived protein sources, unsaturated and saturated vegetable and animal-derived lipids as well as a mixture of simple and complex carbohydrates.  The TAD diet contains cholesterol derived only from natural sources.