Current Projects

  • Whole grains, cereal fiber, weight gain and metabolic health.
  • Sugar sweetened beverage consumption and its relation to fatty liver and insulin resistance
  • Vitamin B6, tryptophan metabolism and chronic inflammation (in collaboration with the HNRCA Vitamin and Metabolism Laboratory).
  • Flavonoids and prevention of age-related chronic disease: CVD, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and dementia.
  • Development and update of a dietary fiber evidence map
  • Daily protein intake distribution and appendicular skeletal muscle mass
  • Safe upper limits for intake of folic acid in older individuals (in collaboration with the HNRCA Vitamin and Metabolism Laboratory).
  • Dietary choline intake and delayed brain aging.
  • Vitamin B12 status and maintenance of muscle power in older adults (in collaboration with the HNRCA Vitamin and Metabolism Laboratory and NEPS Laboratory).
  • Dairy consumption and cardiometabolic health
  • Plant-based diets and healthy aging
  • 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations: healthy weight and metabolic function, and reduced risk of age-related chronic diseases.
  • ADAPT- Adhering to Dietary Approaches to Personal Taste (A Survey) The Nutritional Epidemiology Program is currently working on a new research survey, the Adhering to Dietary Approaches for Personal Taste (ADAPT) Cohort. This online survey will be the first to collect dietary data on a number of popular diets.    The initial primary goal of for this survey will be to assess willingness to participate in future studies on popular dietary patterns and health outcomes. The target diets include Paleo, low-carb, vegan, vegetarian, and Mediterranean, among others.