Source: USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
The purpose of this study is to determine how eating fish raised to have different levels of
omega-3 fatty acids will reduce cardiovascular risk markers in people with elevated
In Ghana the level of malnutrition is high among children below five years of age,
particularly in rural areas. The objective of the study was to investigate the effects of an
education intervention aimed at addressing poor complementary feeding (CF) practices on the
food intakes and growth of young children in the Upper Manya Krobo district of Ghana.
Interviews and focus group discussions involving community health and agricultural workers,
as well as ... Read More
Clinical background: Weight loss is a common problem in patients suffering from
gastrointestinal cancer. It is demonstrated that the prognosis for cancer patients with
weight loss is worse than that for weight stable patients. Malnutrition in cancer patients
is associated with a poor prognosis and is an important predictor of mortality.
Supplementation with home parenteral nutrition in aphagic and terminal patients has shown
improved quality of life, energy ... Read More
The investigators are recruiting participants for a randomized controlled trial to evaluate
the usability and educational value of a nutrition education touchscreen computer program
targeting Spanish-speaking Latina caregivers of children 2 and under.
Participants will be randomized to the intervention group - use the computer program and the
control group - do not use the program. They will be asked basic demographic questions,
nutrition knowledge ... Read More
This 6-week parallel randomised prospective dietary intervention study with type 2 Diabetes
investigates the nutrition influence of animal protein in comparison to plant protein on the
Undernutrition and growth restriction due to poor diet and inadequate nutrient intake
continues to be a global challenge, particularly in the developing countries including
Uganda. The etiology of inadequate nutrient supply to infants may relate to lack of
resources or knowledge or a combination of both. Poor nutrient intake and impaired growth
may affect brain and cognitive development.
This study aims to evaluate nutrient intake, growth and cognitive ... Read More
This study is designed to determine if the following are true. When protein requirements
exceed metabolic requirements, blood urea nitrogen(BUN) levels will rise. Elevated BUN
levels in the absence of renal failure, hepatic failure, or GI bleeding, will be correlated
with improved nitrogen balance and inversely correlated with infection rates, days of
mechanical ventilation, ICU days, and total hospital days.
Background: Childhood obesity imposes a great burden on the healthcare system. Given the
increased frequency of dental compared to medical visits during childhood, dentists may be
in an ideal position to recognize patients at risk of developing obesity. This randomized
clinical trial explored the efficacy of a brief nutrition and physical activity counseling
for healthy weight 6 to11 year-old children in a university-based pediatric dental clinic.
Methods: ... Read More
The aim of this study is to demonstrate the influence of peri-operative nutrition on the
post-operative complications, preservation of lean body mass and length of stay after
gastrectomy or oesophagectomy.
Source: The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
The purpose of this study is to learn the daily activities of nutrition management software
users through an improved informed consent process and develop a conceptual model to
describe these activities. The investigators will gather information from nutrition
management software users, and design and test a new prototype of nutrition management
This research is aimed at verifying the effects of diets with high protein and low glycemic
index (GI) on weight management among overweight or obese Chinese adult. Additionally, the
investigators intend to verify the effects of two new approaches, including food replacement
and Internet-of-things (IOT) monitoring on weight control.
Source: Coordinación de Investigación en Salud, Mexico
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition therapy in
combination with education in diabetes using a multimedia application for improving
indicators of metabolic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.