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Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Beltsville, MD

  • Bioavailability and health benefits of phytonutrients; concentrating on anthocyanins, flavonoids and other phenolic substances in fruits and vegetables
  • Antioxidant polyphenols…associated with obesity and metabolic diseases; concentrating on polyphenol-rich substances such as cinnamon
  • National nutrient databank for food composition; the definitive food composition database that contains a flavonoid sub-database
  • Dietary supplements ingredients database; the definitive database of composition of common dietary supplements
  • What we eat in America dietary survey; the nutrition portion of NHANES that captures information on what and how much we eat; lipids are a major portion


Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston, MA, associated with Tufts University, emphasis on aging;

  • Neurocognition; a project that has focused on polyphenols from berries and how they modulate brain function.
  • Phytochemicals and healthy aging
  • Dietary components and cancer prevention
  • Nutrition, obesity, cardiovascular disease and genomics; an internationally recognized program that is identifying genes involved in nutrition and metabolism, with an emphasis on lipids and cardiovascular disease

Western Human Nutrition Research Center, Davis, CA;

  • Diet, inflammation and prevention of chronic diseases; a program that emphasizes the role of omega-3 fats in health and chronic disease

Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, Grand Forks, ND

  • Food factors and maintenance of body weight and health – a program that emphasizes antioxidants as well as omega-3 fats

Children’s nutrition research center in Houston, TX

  • Clinical nutrition in children; a project with a major antioxidant component

Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Little Rock, AR

  • Dietary Factors having beneficial or adverse health effects