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

Location: Obesity and Metabolism Research

Project Number: 2032-51000-005-13-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2017
End Date: Nov 30, 2018

To develop and evaluate human metabolomic profile from sera to health outcomes in elderly men and women. Acquire metabolomic analysis from Australia dairy intervention study with elderly men and women.

Human sera samples collected from about 300 Australian elderly participants consuming 2 dairy servings/day compared to 4 servings/day will be used. Participants are enrolled in a 2-year feeding study to examine the health benefits of additional dairy foods. Changes in cardiovascular and immune markers will be evaluated at baseline, 3 months, and 12 months into the intervention. The data will be presented at a national meeting and will provide the basis for future research proposals to develop key biomarkers of cardiovascular health in elderly men and women and serve to inform policy makers about the need for high quality protein and nutrition to health outcomes in the elderly.