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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 University of 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:


Study of Metabolic Rate in Whole Room Calorimeter

Who is conducting the study?

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

What is the purpose of this study?

We are developing “best practice methods” for using our whole room calorimeter to measure resting metabolic rate and the increase in metabolic rate that occurs after a meal. Healthy men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years are invited to participate. The research study involves resting in a room calorimeter, eating a standard meal, and remaining in the calorimeter for another 6-8 hours.

Where is the study being conducted?

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

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 Snacks and Satiety Study 

Who is conducting the study?

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

What is the purpose of this study?

We hope to learn more about how eating snacks affects your appetite and food intake.

Where is the study being conducted?

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

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Cardiometabolic Effects of Sweet Cherry Juice

Who is conducting the study?

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

What is the purpose of this study?

This study is testing the effects of consuming sweet cherry juice on cardiovascular and metabolic health.

Where is the study being conducted?

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

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Macrophage Study

Who is conducting the study?

Charles Stephensen, Ph.D. from the Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC) part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

What is the purpose of this study?

To perform in vitro experiments investigating the impact of diet-derived metabolites and gut-derived bacteria on the functional capacity of monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) derived from healthy human subjects

Where is the study being conducted?

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

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 Pulse Biomarker Study: Metabolomic Signatures of Dietary Pulses

Who is conducting the study?

Brian Bennett, Ph.D., Research Leader from the Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

What is the purpose of this study?

We hope to determine if pulse (beans, peas, and lentils) consumption can be detected using biomarkers in the blood or urine. We hope to identify these biomarkers of pulse consumption.

Where is the study being conducted?

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

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