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WHNRC Nutrition Studies 

 The Western Human Nutrition Research Center is one of six USDA-funded human nutrition centers in the country. Located on the Universityof California, Davis, campus, the goal of the Center is to define nutrition interventions that promote good health. The Center is currently accepting volunteers for the following studies:

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WHNRC Nutritional Phenotyping Study

 

Who is conducting the study?  

Charles B. Stephensen, Ph.D. and John W. Newman, Ph.D. with the USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC) and the University of California Davis, Department of Nutrition.

 

Where is the study being conducted?

USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center

430 West Health Sciences Drive

Davis, California 95616

 

What is the purpose of this study?

Our goal is to characterize the "metabolic phenotypes" of healthy people in the general population.  To do this, we will observe several processes that are happening in your body and how they change as your body responds to a meal.

 

 

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Blueberry and DHA Human Intervention Research Study

 

Under the direction of Principal Investigator, Daniel H. Hwang PhD, the Nutrition Department and the Western Human Nutrition Research Center are seeking men and women to study the effects of blueberry powder and DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, on immune cell activation and vascular inflammation induced by a moderately high-fat meal.

Requirements:

*  Male or female between 18 - 60 years old with a BMI 18-24.9 kg/m2

* Non-pregnant or lactating,  non-smokers and non-tobacco users

* Not taking any anti-inflammatory medications

* Willing to eat a moderately high saturated-fat pre-test dinner and breakfast, which will include beef and dairy products as fat sources

* Willing to consume blueberry powder incorporated or omega-3 fatty acid supplement into a breakfast smoothie

* Willing to provide blood draws before and after the breakfast and to undergo endothelial function measurements

 1 visit for a health screening, 1 visit to pick up a prepared dinner, and 3 visits for test days

 

Volunteers will be compensated up to $325 for completing the study.

If interested or for more information call our study line below (530) 752-5177 Press #5

 

 

 

 

High Resistant Starch Wheat as a Source of Dietary Fiber

Who is conducting the study?

Nancy L. Keim, PhD, from the Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC) and Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis.

Where is the study being conducted?

WHNRC, 430 West Health Sciences Drive, University of California, Davis, California, 95616

What is the purpose of this study?

We are testing products (dinner rolls or pasta) containing wheat that is high in resistant starch and comparing these to conventional wheat flour to see if high resistant starch wheat will serve as a good source of fiber in the diet. As evidence of its positive effect, we will be taking several health-related measures that have been shown to be improved by dietary fiber including blood glucose control, bowel function, and the microbes in stool samples.

 

 

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