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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: 


 

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.

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.

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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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

For more information, click here 

 


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

For more information, click here 


 

 

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