What's better than a snack of juicy ripe strawberries?
The strawberry study is assessing how two doses of freeze dried strawberries can impact blood lipids, vascular function, and the human gut microbiome.
DPA is an understudied omega-3 fatty acid naturally present in fish oil and grassfed meat. The DPA study is examining the effects of supplementing with a DPA-enriched fish oil vs. a fish oil containing only EPA and DHA.
In sports like American football, head impact is unavoidable and can have lasting health consequences for athletes. We are collaborators on a project examining whether omega-3 fatty acids can help protect the health of Division I athletes.
With all the buzz over red wine, table grapes can be overlooked as an (alcohol-free) treat and rich source of plant bioactives. Our research will translate promising preliminary research of cardiovascular health to test the health impact of grapes in people.
Frailty is a complex health condition characterized by challenges in performing the daily tasks of life and decreased physical resilience. Our research will assess how bioactive molecules made from omega-3 fatty acids can predict the ability of older adults to recover from the physical stress of surgery.
The Easy Peasy study is a research project and collaboration between the Food, Bioactives and Health Lab and Tucson Village Farms that makes it easy for adults to eat more vegetables by providing them with 4 servings/day of washed and cut up vegetables, as well as weekly one-hour cooking classes. They leave with simple recipes, neatly packaged washed/cut vegetable kits of mostly freshly harvested vegetables grown at the farm, and the confidence to prepare them.
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Link to publications of our research.
Interview on weight loss for Tucson news.
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