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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Completed Studies
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1 - Whey Protein and Blood Pressure
2 - Lipid Study
3 - Pistachio Study
4 - Almond Study
5 - Garlic 2010 Study
6 - Anthocyanin Study
7 - Cranberry Study
8 - Whole Grain Acute Study
9 - Blackberry Study
10 - Whole Grain Daily Intake Study
11 - Grape Juice Study
12 - AGE Study
13 - Plant Sterol Study
14 - Avocado Study
15 - Pomegranate Juice Study
16 - Metabolic Flexability Study
17 - Walnut Study
18 - Blackberry & Fat Oxidation Study
19 - Blackberry Microbiota Study
20 - Almond Processing Study
Pistachio Study

Main Study Questions

The objective of this study is to measure the energy value of pistachios in the human diet and study molecular mechanisms that may help explain the beneficial health effects of pistachios.

Motivation for Research

The aim of this study is to determine the energy value of pistachios in the human diet and to probe mechanisms by which pistachios impart health benefits. The metabolizable energy value of pistachio nuts will be calculated based on the chemical composition and energy content of the consumed diet and excreta. In addition to determining the energy value of pistachios, we will evaluate the effects of pistachio-rich diets on plasma phytonutrient levels and on gene expression changes to determine what protective mechanisms are activated by pistachio consumption.

The study ran from the beginning of October through December 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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