Research Studies

Status: Completed
Study area: Nutrition/Dietary, Other
Principal investigator: McCrory MA, Saltzman E, Rolls BJ, Roberts SB
Project period: 2006

The relative effects of energy density and palatability on energy intake, and whether there are familial influences on these effects, are not known.

Status: Completed
Study area: Other
Principal investigator: Messner DJ, Romeo C, Boynton A, Rossie S
Project period: 2006

The microbial toxin okadaic acid (OA) specifically inhibits PPP-type ser/thr protein phosphatases. OA is an established tumor promoter with numerous cellular effects that include p53-mediated cell cycle arrest.

Status: Completed
Study area: Botanical Medicine, Healthy Aging
Principal investigator: Newton KM, Reed SD, LaCroix AZ
Co-investigator(s): Newton KM, Reed SD, LaCroix AZ, Grothaus LC, Ehrlich K, Guiltinan J
Project period: 2006

Black cohosh used in isolation, or as part of a multibotanical regimen, shows little potential as an important therapy for relief of vasomotor symptoms. Clinical Trials Registration number: NCT00169299

Status: Completed
Study area: CAM Research / Education
Principal investigator: Standish, Calabrese, Snider, Kail, Mills, Myers, Traub, and Zwic
Project period: 2006
Status: Completed
Study area: Nutrition/Dietary, General Wellness
Co-investigator(s): Williamson DA, Geiselman PJ, Lovejoy J, Greenway F, Volaufova J, Martin CK, Arnett C, Ortego L
Funded by: Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Project period: 2005

This study tested if: (1) a preload of mycoprotein and tofu consumed before a lunch meal have a greater effect on satiety when compared to achicken preload, (2) the mycoprotein and tofu preloads, compared to chicken, are not associated with compensation or eating more food at asubsequent dinner m

Status: Completed
Study area: Chronic Disease
Co-investigator(s): Aitkens S, Kilmer DD, Wright NC, McCrory MA.
Funded by: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Project period: 2005

People with NMD are at high risk for developing chronic diseases resulting from obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Intervention studies aimed at reducing their risk for such chronic diseases are warranted.

Status: Completed
Study area: Neurology
Co-investigator(s): Achterberg J, Cooke K, Richards T, Standish LJ, Kozak L, Lake J
Funded by: Earl and Doris Bakken Foundation, North Hawaii Community Hospital, Kamuela, HI 95743, USA. jeannieach@aol.com
Project period: 2005

This study, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology, demonstrated that distant intentionality (DI), defined as sending thoughts at a distance, is correlated with an activation of certain brain functions in the recipients.

Status: Completed
Study area: Nutrition/Dietary, General Wellness
Co-investigator(s): Howarth NC, Huang TT, Roberts SB, McCrory MA
Funded by: University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
Project period: 2005

 

Status: Completed
Study area: Nutrition/Dietary, General Wellness
Co-investigator(s): Huang TT, McCrory MA.
Funded by: Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA. terry.huang@tufts.edu
Project period: 2005

There is an urgent need to identify nutrition-related risk factors for obesity and the metabolic syndrome, because the prevalence of these conditions continues to rise among children and adolescents.

Status: Completed
Study area: Nutrition/Dietary, General Wellness
Co-investigator(s): Huang TT, Roberts SB, Howarth NC, McCrory MA
Funded by: School of Nutrition and Exercise Science, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Dr. NE, Kenmore, WA 98028, USA
Project period: 2005

We present an updated method for identifying physiologically implausible dietary reports by comparing reported energy intake (rEI) with predicted energy requirements (pER), and we examine the impact of excluding these reports.

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