Location: Obesity and Metabolism Research Unit
2011 Annual Report
1. Bone turnover markers following short term vitamin B-12 supplementation. 2. Behavioral and motivational determinants of unhealthy nutrition practices. 3. Identification of muscle-specific biomarkers of fatty acid beta-oxidation. 4. Cobalamin absorption from fortified food in older adults with atrophic gastritis. 5. The impact of eating breakfast on food intake behaviors and food choice. 6. Evaluating liking, acceptability and health benefits of grain products. Ongoing. 7. Barriers and facilitators to following the dietary guidelines (HEALTH Study) (Multicenter study. 8. Anti-inflammatory activities of grapes in humans at risk for cardiovascular disease. 9. Influence of stress on appetitive brain responses to food cues. 10. Antigen specific T-cell response to tetanus vaccination. 11. Effect of consumption of post-harvest UVB treated mushrooms on vitamin D status. 12. Assessment of vitamin D supplementation and immune function. 13. Vitamin A equivalence of carotenoids from cassava in women. 14. Effect of menstrual cycle hormone changes on eating behavior and nutrient metabolism. 15. Milk and yogurt vs. Ca and vitamin D supplements for bone health of women. 16. Relationship between executive function and nutritional behavior in preschoolers. 17. Effects of ingesting MSG on energy balance and eating behavior following energy restriction and weight loss in women. 18. Does blueberry intake alleviate postprandial lipemia-induced inflammation and consequent alteration in neural activity? 19. CCRC: The metabolic effects of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages for two weeks. 20. Interactions of lipoproteins with the artery wall. 21. Assessment of inflammatory markers and pregnancy outcomes in vitamin D supplemented women at risk of vitamin D deficiency: A double-blind, randomized controlled trial. 22. Behavioral determinants of body weight management for rural obese and normal-weight children. 23. CCRC: Fish oil to prevent asthma exacerbations in patients with ALOX5 polymorphisms. 24. Efficacy of obesity risk assessment tools integrated with parental guided goal setting to maintain healthy weight among preschool children. 25. Piloting tools for personalized health monitoring. 26. Development of food-bound, non-radioactive tests to detect vitamin B-12 mal-absorption.
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