Research Studies

Status: Completed
Study area: Immunity, General Wellness
Co-investigator(s): Weber W, Taylor JA, Stoep AV, Weiss NS, Standish LJ, Calabrese C
Funded by: Naturopathic Medicine Department, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA 98028-4966, USA. wendyw@bastyr.edu
Project period: 2005

Among the 401 children with at least one URI treated with study medication, 69.2% of those receiving placebo developed a second URI versus 55.8% of those who received Echinacea. Use of Echinacea was associated with a 28% decreased risk of subsequent URI (p = 0.01, 95% confidence interval 8%-44% decreased risk).

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.

Status: Completed
Study area: General Wellness
Co-investigator(s): Lara-Castro C, Hunter GR, Lovejoy JC, Gower BA, Fernández JR
Funded by: Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA. larac@uab.edu
Project period: 2005

Genetic variants in the intestinal fatty acid-binding protein-2 (FABP2) gene have been associated with body composition phenotypes.

Status: Completed
Study area: General Wellness
Co-investigator(s): Lara-Castro C, Hunter GR, Lovejoy JC, Gower BA, Fernández JR.
Funded by: Division of Physiology and Metabolism, Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA. larac@uab.edu
Project period: 2005

To determine the association between the -265 T to C substitution in the apolipoprotein A-II (APOA-II) gene and levels of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) in a group of premenopausal African-American and white women, we genotyped 237 women (115 African-American and 122 white) for this polymorphism.

Status: Completed
Study area: Nutrition/Dietary, Chronic Disease
Principal investigator: J Lovejoy
Project period: September 2003 - August 2005

Aims: to transfer internet-based weight loss program on the Healthium platform, conduct focus groups for consumer acceptability and convenience of the interface, and to perform a pilot study in Type 2 Diabetes patients to determine whether the Healthium interface is improving weight loss.

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