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Research Project: Cardiovascular and Immune Benefits to Elders From Increased Dairy Consumption

Location: Obesity and Metabolism Research

Project Number: 2032-51000-004-16-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 21, 2015
End Date: Dec 31, 2018

Objective:
The objective of this project is to evaluate the effect of increased dairy consumption on inflammatory, endocrine and metabolomic markers and the relationship to improved outcomes in bone metabolism, age-related sarcopenia and metabolic health.

Approach:
Evaluate in human intervention trials the impact of dairy consumption on measures of bone, endocrine and immune function. A multi-year intervention with 4 servings of dairy foods will be conducted in elderly men and women residing in retirement facilities. Serum samples will be provided by collaborators in Melbourne Australia from 300 individuals with weighed food records at baseline and at follow up to the intervention. ARS will analyze serum samples for changes in metabolomic profiles associated with endocrine and immune function changes. Additionally, samples will be analyzed for changes in immune markers and endocrine parameters.