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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Van Loan, Marta D
Research Physiologist
marta.vanloan@ars.usda.gov
(530) 752-4160
430 West Health Sciences Drive
University of California
Davis CA 95616

Mission:
To conduct nutrition interventions in obesity and metabolism, to contribute to dietary and physical activity recommendations that will prevent obesity and related metabolic disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and to conduct vitamin and mineral interventions to improve human health and function. Dietary factors studied include, but are not limited to, a variety of specific foods, different types and amounts of carbohydrates including sugars and grains, lipids, vitamins and minerals. In human subjects and cell and animal models, state-of-the-art methods are used to study the effects and mechanisms of action of the nutrition interventions on: whole body, tissue and cell metabolism; body weight and composition; markers of risk of chronic disease; food intake behaviors; modulation of the immune system; gene expression and metabolomics; endocrinology; and nutrient kinetics and absorption.

Last Modified: 11/20/2014