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Research Project: Biomarkers of Nutritional Status Resulting from Altered Food Composition

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

2020 Annual Report

The objective of the proposed research is to develop biomarkers of nutritional status as affected by nutrient content of foods produced under changing environmental conditions.

This will be accomplished through the approaches of mass spectroscopy of plasma constituents including nutrients, metabolites, or other compounds; development of new measurement technologies; or, mathematical approaches to collectively analyze patterns of nutrients in biological fluids. The proposed research will address Problem Statement 1A: Determine Agricultural Practices that Influence the Nutritional Status of Americans.

Progress Report
This is a new project created in April 2020 and thus minimal activities have thus far taken place. A cooperative research agreement with Texas A&M Agrilife has been developed to engage in nutrition research activities associated with this project and we anticipate that this agreement will be fully executed before the end of this fiscal year.