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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: FOOD-BASED OBESITY PREVENTION AND HEALTH MAINTENANCE RESEARCH Project Number: 5450-51000-045-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 29, 2008
End Date: May 31, 2013

Objective:
The objective of this cooperative research is to investigate the role of foods and their components in human health, with particular focus on the prevention of obesity, including the endogenous (biological) and exogenous (psycho-social, environmental) factors that affect the maintenance of healthy body weight and risk to co-morbidities of obesity.

Approach:
Conduct studies with human volunteers to elucidate functions of and quantitative needs for nutrients and/or other components of foods and physical activity in the support of healthy body weight and minimization of risk to chronic disease. Includes focus groups, cross-sectional and clinical intervention studies in both residential and non-residential settings involving volunteers recruited from Grand Forks and other communities.

Last Modified: 10/22/2014
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