Discover the relationship between what you eat and your unique metabolism
Any, age 18-65 years
The USDA-Agriculture Research Service, Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC) is seeking both MEN and WOMEN to participate in a cross-sectional research study examining a number of processes going on in the body in order to characterize the 'metabolic phenotypes' of healthy people in the general population.
These processes include:
• Production of key hormones
• Metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates
• Immune system functions
• Cardiovascular health
We will examine blood, urine, saliva, stool, and breath in order to get a whole body assessment. In addition, we also assess lifestyle characteristics such as diet, exercise, stress, sleep and tobacco use. We hope to discover new factors or combinations of factors that might serve as indicators of health.
Assessment of a vitamin and mineral fortified protein based food product on metabolism and cardiovascular health in children
Any, age 9-13
We want to learn how a new nutritious food product will affect metabolism and cardiovascular health in children.
This vegetarian food product provides protein from pea, and is fortified with vitamins and minerals. We are encouraging that children replace their typical snack with this food.