Division of Nutritional Sciences
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Healthy eating behaviors following a culturally sensitive nutrition education intervention for Hispanic families (2017-04-27)Across the lifespan, Hispanics in the United States (US) suffer from higher prevalence of obesity than the general population. Efforts to prevent the development of obesity among children in this at-risk group have had ...
(2017-04-21)Background: Obesity is a disease characterized by excess adiposity which complicates metabolism, mobility, and multiple systems in the body. Over a third of Americans have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 kg/m2 and ...
Pre-, pro-, and synbiotic modulation of the intestinal microbiota stimulates enteroendocrine mediated intestinal adaptation in piglets with short-bowel syndrome (2017-04-21)Short-bowel syndrome (SBS) is a costly condition primarily affecting very low birth weight, premature infants with long-term detriment to nutritional adequacy and quality of life. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) -the primary ...
Effects of inulin supplementation on markers of mineral and bone metabolism and the gut microbiota in hemodialysis patients (2017-04-18)Up to 80% of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have some degree of mineral and bone disorder (MBD), which is associated with higher morbidity and mortality, specifically from cardiovascular causes. Despite the ...
Effects of diet and loss of ovarian hormone production on adiposity, inflammation, cecal integrity, and gut microbial communities of rodent models (2016-11-30)Menopause is an age-related loss of ovarian hormone production that has been linked with obesity-associated metabolic dysfunction, increased visceral adiposity, and inflammation, although the mechanisms remain unclear. ...