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Research Project: Macronutrient Absorption from Almonds: The Measured Energy Value of Almonds in the Human Diet

Location: Food Components and Health Laboratory

Project Number: 8040-51530-010-22-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 15, 2015
End Date: Jun 14, 2020

Objective:
To measure the macronutrient digestibility and health effects of consumption of almonds as part of a controlled diet in humans.

Approach:
ARS will conduct a randomized clinical trial to investigate the effect of almonds, a high-fat, high-fiber food on nutrient absorption and will collect samples to evaluate epigenetic effects, and the effect of almonds on pathways associated with cancer and cardiovascular disease.