The mission of the Department of Nutrition & Health Sciences is to discover and apply scientific information related to food, nutrition, physical activity, and health behavior to optimize public well being.

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2016

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Urolithin A, C and D, but not iso-Urolithin A and Urolithin B, attenuate triglyceride accumulation in human cultures of adipocytes and hepatocytes, Inhae Kang, YongEun Kim, Francisco A. Tomás-Barberán, Juan Carlos Espín, and Soonkyu Chung

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Suppression of NLRP3 inflammasome by γ-tocotrienol ameliorates type 2 diabetes, Yongeun Kim, Wei Wang, Meshail Okla, Inhae Kang, Regis Moreau, and Soonkyu Chung

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Disparities in access to preventive health care services among insured children in a cross sectional study, Christian King

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Glucagon regulates hepatic lipid metabolism via cAMP and Insig-2 signaling: implication for the pathogenesis of hypertriglyceridemia and hepatic steatosis, Hai Wang, Miaoyun Zhao, Neetu Sud, Patricia Christian, Jing Shen, Yongyan Song, Anjeza Pashaj, Kezhong Zhang, Timothy Carr, and Qiaozhu Su

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The APOA5 rs662799 polymorphism is associated with dyslipidemia and the severity of coronary heart disease in Chinese women, Yanmei Wang, Zhan Lu, Jingxiao Zhang, Yang Yang, Jing Shen, Xiaoming Zhang, and Yongyan Song

2015

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Nutrition-Related Policy and Environmental Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Rural Communities: A Systematic Review of the Literature, 2002–2013, Larissa Calancie, Jennifer Leeman, Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Laura Kettel Khan, Kelly R. Evenson, Michelle Schreiner, Carmen Byker, Clint Owens, Jared McGuirt, Ellen Barnidge, Wesley Dean, Donna Johnson, Jane Kolodinsky, Emily Piltch, Courtney Pinard, Emilee Quinn, Lauren Whetstone, Alice Ammerman, and Sheila Fleischhacker

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Dietary MicroRNA Database (DMD): An Archive Database and Analytic Tool for Food-Borne microRNAs, Kevin Chiang, Jiang Shu, Janos Zempleni, and Juan Cui

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Development and validation of a social cognitive theory-based survey for elementary nutrition education program, Elisha Hall, Weiwen Chai, Wanda Koszewski, and Julie A. Albrecht

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BMP7 drives human adipogenic stem cells into metabolically active beige adipocytes, Meshail Okla, Jung-Heun Ha, Ryan E. Temel, and Soonkyu Chung

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Activation of Toll-like Receptor 4 (TLR4) Attenuates Adaptive Thermogenesis via Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, Meshail Okla, Wei Wang, Inhae Kang, Anjeza Pashaj, Timothy P. Carr, and Soonkyu Chung

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Fruit and Vegetable Perceptions Among Caregivers of American Indian Toddlers and Community Stakeholders: a Qualitative Study, Rachel C. Sinley and Julie A. Albrecht

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Food Safety Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Native American Families with Young Children: A Mixed Methods Study, Kara Vlasin-Marty, Paula Ritter-Gooder, and Julie A. Albrecht

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Effects of Partners Together in Health (PaTH) Intervention on Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Behaviors: A Pilot Study, Bernice C. Yates, Joseph Norman, Jane Meza, Kaye L. Stanek Krogstrand, Susana Harrington, Scott Shurmur, Matthew Johnson, and Karen Schumacher

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Diet-responsive MicroRNAs Are Likely Exogenous, Janos Zempleni, Scott R. Baier, and Kendal Hirschi

2014

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Off target effects of sulforaphane include the de-repression of long-terminal repeats through histone acetylation events, Scott Baier, Richard Zbasnik, Vicki Schlegel, and Janos Zempleni

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Dietary Cholesterol Promotes Adipocyte Hypertrophy and Adipose Tissue Inflammation in Visceral, But Not Subcutaneous, Fat in Monkeys, Soonkyu Chung, Helen Cuffe, Stephanie M. Marshall, Allison L. McDaniel, Jung-Heun Ha, Kylie Kavanagh, Cynthia Hong, Peter Tontonoz, Ryan E. Temel, and John S. Parks

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Processing of oats and the impact of processing operations on nutrition and health benefits, Eric A. Decker, Devin J. Rose, and Derek Stewart

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Sport-specific reaction time after dehydration varies between sexes, P. H. Falcone, C. Tai, L. R. Carson, J. M. Joy, M. M. Mosman, J. L. Straight, S. L. Oury, C. Mendez Jr., N. J. Loveridge, J. D. Griffin, M. P. Kim, and J. R. Moon

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Effectiveness of tailored lifestyle interventions, using web-based and print-mail, for reducing blood pressure among rural women with prehypertension: main results of the Wellness for Women: DASHing towards Health clinical trial, Patricia A. Hageman, Carol H. Pullen, Melody Hertzog, and Linda S. Boeckner

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Ellagic acid inhibits adipocyte differentiation through coactivator-associated arginine methyltransferase 1-mediated chromatin modification, Inhae Kang, Meshail Okla, and Soonkyu Chung

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Impact of whole grains on the gut microbiota: the next frontier for oats?, Devin J. Rose

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An amino acid-electrolyte beverage may increase cellular rehydration relative to carbohydrate-electrolyte and flavored water beverages, Chin-Yin Tai, Jordan M. Joy, Paul H. Falcone, Laura R. Carson, Matt M. Momsman, Justen L. Straight, Susie L. Oury, Carlos Mendez Jr, Nick L. Loveridge, Michael P. Kim, and Jordan R. Moon

2013

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Food availability of glucose and fat, but not fructose, increased in the US between 1970 and 2009: analysis of the USDA food availability data system, Trevor J. Carden and Timothy P. Carr

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Identification and assessment of markers of biotin status in healthy adults, Wei Kay Eng, David Giraud, Vicki L. Schlegel, Dong Wang, Bo Hyun Lee, and Janos Zempleni

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Identification and assessment of markers of biotin status in healthy adults, Wei Kay Eng, David Giraud, Vicki L. Schlegel, Dong Wang, Bo Hyun Lee, and Janos Zempleni

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Echium Oil Reduces Plasma Triglycerides by Increasing Intravascular Lipolysis in apoB100-Only Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Receptor Knockout Mice, Lolita M. Forrest, Christopher M. Lough, Soonkyu Chung, Elena Y. Boudyguina, Abraham K. Gebre, Thomas L. Smith, Perry L. Colvin, and John S. Parks

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The effects of anatabine on non-invasive indicators of muscle damage: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study, Nathaniel DM Jenkins, Terry J. Housh, Glen O. Johnson, Daniel A. Traylor, Haley Bergstrom, Kristen C. Cochrane, Robert W. Lewis Jr, Richard J. Schmidt, and Joel T. Cramer

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Nutrition, Histone Epigenetic Marks, and Disease, Janos Zempleni, Dandan Liu, and Jing Xue

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Myeloid cell-specific ABCA1 deletion does not worsen insulin resistance in HF dietinduced or genetically obese mouse models, Xuewei Zhu, Soonkyu Chung, Xin Bi, Chia-Chi Chuang, Amanda L. Brown, Mingxia Liu, Jeongmin Seo, Helen Cuffe, Abraham K. Gebre, Elena Boudyguina, and John S. Parks

2012

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Hepatic ABCA1 and VLDL triglyceride production, Mingxia Liu, Soonkyu Chung, Gregory S. Shelness, and John S. Parks

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CGI-58/ABHD5-Derived Signaling Lipids Regulate Systemic Inflammation and Insulin Action, Caleb C. Lord, Jenna L. Betters, Pavlina T. Ivanova, Stephen B. Milne, David S. Myers, Jennifer Madenspacher, Gwynneth Thomas, Soonkyu Chung, Mingxia Liu, Matthew A. Davis, Richard G. Lee, Rosanne M. Crooke, Mark J. Graham, John S. Parks, Dawn L. Brasaemle, Michael B. Fessler, H. Alex Brown, and J. Mark Brown

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Trans-10, cis-12 Conjugated Linoleic Acid Decreases de novo Lipid Synthesis in Human Adipocytes, Thomas Obsen, Nils J. Faergeman, Soonkyu Chung, Kristina Martinez, Semone Gobern, Olivier Loreau, Martin Wabitsch, Susanne Mandrup, and Michael McIntosh

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Hepatic ABC transporters and triglyceride metabolism, John S. Parks, Soonkyu Chung, and Gregory S. Shelness

2011

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Adipose tissue ABCA1 contributes to HDL biogenesis in vivo, Soonkyu Chung, Janet K. Sawyer, Abraham K. Gebre, Nobuyo Maeba, and John S. Parks

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The Role of Histone H4 Biotinylation in the Structure of Nucleosomes, Nina A. Filenko, Carol Kolar, John T. West, S. Abbie Smith, Yousef I. Hassan, Gloria E. O. Borgstahl, Janos Zempleni, and Yuri L. Lyubchenko

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Constructive Developmental Theory: An Alternative Approach to Leadership, Anne Marie B. Hunter, Nancy M. Lewis, and Paula K. Ritter-Gooder

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Correlation of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Intakes with Acculturation and Socioeconomic Status in Midwestern Latinas, Karina R. Lora, Nancy M. Lewis, Kent M. Eskridge, Kaye Stanek-Krogstrand, and Daryl A. Travnicek

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Content Validation of a Standardized Language Diagnosis by Certified Specialists in Gerontological Nutrition, Paula K. Ritter-Gooder, Nancy M. Lewis, and Kent M. Eskridge

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Characterization of potential health promoting lipids in the co-products of de-flossed milkweed, Vicki Schlegel, Richard Zbasnik, Tammy Gries, Bo Hyun Lee, Timothy Carr, Ji-Young Lee, Curtis Weller, and Susan Cuppett

2010

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Lipid and NDF Analysis of Ethanol Byproduct Feedstuffs, Virgil R. Bremer, Crystal D. Buckner, Andrew W. Brown, Timothy P. Carr, Ruth M. Diedrichsen, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

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Combined Therapy of Dietary Fish Oil and Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase 1 Inhibition Prevents the Metabolic Syndrome and Atherosclerosis, J. Mark Brown, Soonkyu Chung, Janet K. Sawyer, Chiara Degirolamo, Heather M. Alger, Tam M. Nguyen, Xuewei Zhu, My-Ngan Duong, Amanda L. Brown, Caleb Lord, Ramesh Shah, Matthew A. Davis, Kathryn Kelley, Martha D. Wilson, Jennifer Madenspacher, Michael B. Fessler, John S. Parks, and Lawrence L. Rudel

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A novel role for ABCA1-generated large pre- β migrating nascent HDL in the regulation of hepatic VLDL triglyceride secretion, Soonkyu Chung, Abraham K. Gebre, Jeongmin Seo, Gregory S. Shelness, and John S. Parks

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Targeted Deletion of Hepatocyte ABCA1 Leads to Very Low Density Lipoprotein Triglyceride Overproduction and Low Density Lipoprotein Hypercatabolism, Soonkyu Chung, Jenelle M. Timmins, MyNgan Duong, Chiara Degirolamo, Shunxing Rong, Janet K. Sawyer, Roshni R. Singaraja, Michael R. Hayden, Nobuyo Maeda, Lawrence L. Rudel, Gregory S. Shelness, and John S. Parks

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Fatty Acid Profile of Beef from Steers Fed Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles (WDGS) and Vitamin E, Amilton S. de Mello, Chris R. Calkins, Kanae Watanabe, Lasika S. Senaratne, Timothy P. Carr, Galen E. Erickson, and Judy A. Driskell

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Effects of Feeding Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Vitamin E on Beef Tenderness and Color Under Different Packaging Systems, Amilton S. de Mello, Kanae Watanabe, Chris R. Calkins, Lasika S. Senaratne, Timothy P. Carr, and Galen E. Erickson

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Niemann-Pick C1-Like 1 deletion in mice prevents high-fat diet-induced fatty liver by reducing lipogenesis, Lin Jia, Yinyan Ma, Shunxing Rong, Jenna L. Betters, Ping Xie, Soonkyu Chung, Nanping Wang, Weiqing Tang, and Liqing Yu

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Validity and Reliability of an Omega-3 Fatty Acid Food Frequency Questionnaire for First-Generation Midwestern Latinas, Karina R. Lora, Nancy M. Lewis, Kent M. Eskridge, Kaye Stanek-Krogstrand, and Paula K. Ritter-Gooder

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Research Methodology for Validation of Nutrition Diagnostic Standardized Language Using Fehring Models, Paula K. Ritter-Gooder and Nancy M. Lewis

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Validation of Nutrition Standardized Language—Next Steps, Paula Ritter-Gooder and Nancy M. Lewis

2009

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Fatty Acid Profile of Three Beef Muscles from Yearlings and Calf-Fed Steers Fed Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Chris R. Calkins, Blaine E. Jenschke, Lasika S. Senaratne, Timothy P. Carr, Galen E. Erickson, and Mike E. R. Dugan

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Modified Wet Distillers Grains Finishing Diets May Increase the Levels of Polyunsaturated and Trans Fatty Acids of Beef, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Chris R. Calkins, Lasika S. Senaratne, Timothy P. Carr, Galen E. Erickson, Mike E. R. Dugan, and Blaine E. Jenschke

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Sorghum distillers dried grain lipid extract increases cholesterol excretion and decreases plasma and liver cholesterol concentration in hamsters, Jia Tse Hoi, Curtis L. Weller, Vicki Schlegel, Susan L. Cuppett, Ji-Young Lee, and Timothy P. Carr

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Plant Sterol and Policosanol Characterization of Hexane Extracts from Grain Sorghum, Corn, and their DDGS, Caolina Leguizamón, Curtis L. Weller, Vicki L. Schlegel, and Timothy P. Carr

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Content Validity of Nutrition Diagnostic Term Involuntary Weight Loss, Paula K. Ritter-Gooder and Nancy M. Lewis

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A Rapid Method to Evaluate Oxidation Capacity of Fresh Beef, Lasika S. Senaratne, Chris R. Calkins, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., and Timothy P. Carr

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Fatty Acid Composition of Beef from Cattle Fed Wet Distillers Grains Diets Supplemented with Vitamin E, Lasika S. Senaratne, Chris R. Calkins, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Timothy P. Carr, and Galen E. Erickson

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Antiproliferation Properties of Grain Sorghum Dry Distiller’s Grain Lipids in Caco-2 Cells, Richard Zbasnik, Timothy P. Carr, Curtis L. Weller, Keum Taek Hwang, Lijun Wang, Susan L. Cuppett, and Vicki Schlegel

2008

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Inhibition of Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase 1 (SCD1) Dissociates Insulin Resistance and Obesity From Atherosclerosis, J. Mark Brown, Soonkyu Chung, Janet K. Sawyer, Chiara Degirolamo, Heather M. Alger, Tam Nguyen, Xuewei Zhu, My-Ngan Duong, Amanda L. Wibley, Ramesh Shah, Matthew A. Davis, Kathryn Kelley, Martha D. Wilson, Carol Kent, John S. Parks, and Lawrence L. Rudel

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Biotinylation of Histones Represses Transposable Elements in Human and Mouse Cells and Cell Lines and in Drosophila melanogaster, Yap Ching Chew, John T. West, Stephanie J. Kratzer, Anne M. Ilvarsonn, Joel C. Eissenberg, Bhavana J. Dave, David Klinkebiel, and Janos Zempleni

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Chemical and Sensory Properties of Beef of Known Source and Finished on Wet Distillers Grains Diets Containing Varying Types and Levels of Roughage, B. E. Jenschke, Joshua R. Benton, Chris R. Calkins, Timothy P. Carr, Kent M. Eskridge, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

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Characteristics of Beef Finished on Wet Distillers Grains with Varying Types and Levels of Roughage, Blaine E. Jenschke, Joshua R. Benton, Chris R. Calkins, Timothy P. Carr, Kent M. Eskridge, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

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Trans-10, Cis-12 Conjugated Linoleic Acid Antagonizes Ligand- Dependent PPARγ Activity in Primary Cultures of Human Adipocytes, Arion Kennedy, Soonkyu Chung, Kathleen LaPoint, Oluwatoyin Fabiyi, and Michael K. McIntosh

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The Effect of Corn Distillers Dried Grain with Solubles (DDGS) on Carcass Characteristics and Pork Quality, Roman Moreno, Phillip S. Miller, Thomas E. Burkey, Steven J. Jones, Susan L. Cuppett, Timothy P. Carr, Tommi Jones, and Ruth M. Diedrichsen

2007

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Cholesterol-lowering properties of plant sterols esterified with beef tallow fatty acids in hamsters, David M. Guderian Jr., Heather E. Rasmussen, Curtis A. Wray, Patrick Dussault, and Timothy Carr

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Nutrition education intervention increases total ω-3 fatty acid intakes in heart patients living in the Midwest, Kimberly B. Heidal, Nancy M. Lewis, Sharon Evans, and Linda Boeckner

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Development and pilot testing of an omega-3 fatty acid food frequency questionnaire, Paula K. Ritter-Gooder, Nancy M. Lewis, Kimberly Barber-Heidal, and Megan Waltz-Hill

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Feeding Drosophila a biotin-deficient diet for multiple generations increases stress resistance and lifespan and alters gene expression and histone biotinylation patterns, Erin M. Smith, Jia Tse Hoi, Joel C. Eissenberg, James D. Shoemaker, Wendi S. Neckameyer, Anne M. Ilvarsonn, Lawrence G. Harshman, Vicki L. Schlegel, and Janos Zempleni

2006

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Lysine residues in N-terminal and C-terminal regions of human histone H2A are targets for biotinylation by biotinidase, Yap Ching Chew, Gabriela Camporeale, Nagarama Kothapalli, Gautam Sarath, and Janos Zempleni

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Validity and Reliability of a Quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire Measuring n-3 Fatty Acid Intakes in Cardiac Patients in the Midwest: A Validation Pilot Study, Paula K. Ritter-Gooder, Nancy M. Lewis, Kimberly B. Heidal, and Kent M. Eskridge

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Clinical Registered Dietitians, Employers, and Educators Are Interested in Advanced Practice Education and Professional Doctorate Degrees in Clinical Nutrition, Annalynn Skipper and Nancy M. Lewis

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Using Initiative to Achieve Autonomy: A Model for Advanced Practice in Medical Nutrition Therapy, Annalynn Skipper and Nancy M. Lewis

2005

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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Consumption and Food Sources Differ among Elderly Men Living in Coastal and Internal Regions of Saudi Arabia, Khalid AL-Numair, Nancy M. Lewis, and Sharon Evans

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Mechanomyographic amplitude and frequency responses during dynamic muscle actions: a comprehensive review, Travis W. Beck, Terry J. Housh, Joel T. Cramer, Joseph P. Weir, Glen O. Johnson, Jared W. Coburn, Moh H. Malek, and Michelle Mielke

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Grain Sorghum Lipid Extract Reduces Cholesterol Absorption and Plasma Non-HDL Cholesterol Concentration in Hamsters, Timothy P. Carr, Curtis L. Weller, Vicki L. Schlegel, Susan L. Cuppett, David M. Guderian, and Kyle R. Johnson

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Trans-10,cis-12 CLA increases adipocyte lipolysis and alters lipid droplet-associated proteins: role of mTOR and ERK signaling, Soonkyu Chung, Jonathan Mark Brown, Maria Boysen Sandberg, and Michael McIntosh

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Orientation to Nutrition Care Process Standards Improves Nutrition Care Documentation by Nutrition Practitioners, Nancy Hakel-Smith, Nancy M. Lewis, and Kent M. Eskridge

2004

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Conjugated Linoleic Acid Induces Human Adipocyte Delipidation: Autocrine/Paracrine Regulation Of Mek/Erk Signaling By Adipocytokines, J. Mark Brown, Maria Sandberg Boysen, Soonkyu Chung, Olowatoyin Fabiyi, Ron F. Morrison, Susanne Mandrup, and Michael K. McIntosh

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Survey of omega-3 fatty acid intakes and omega-3 food selections in cardiac patients living in a section of the midwestern United States, Kimberly Heidal, Nancy M. Lewis, and Sharon Evans

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Serum lipids of physically active adults consuming omega-3 fatty acid–enriched eggs or conventional eggs, Carrie A. Sindelar, Sarah B. Scheerger, Sheri L. Plugge, Kent Eskridge, Rosemary C. Wander, and Nancy M. Lewis

2003

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Consumption of Omega-3 Fatty Acid-Enriched Eggs and Serum Lipids in Humans, Ji-Young Lee, Nancy M. Lewis, Sheila Scheideler, and Timothy P. Carr

2002

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In-home Prenatal Nutrition Intervention Increased Dietary Iron Intakes and Reduced Low Birthweight in Low-Income African-American Women, Chiquita Briley, Nicole L. Flanagan, and Nancy M. Lewis

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Effectiveness of Nutrition Counseling in Young Adult Males, D. R. Williams and Nancy M. Lewis

2000

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Serum Lipid Response to n-3 Fatty Acid Enriched Eggs in Persons with Hypercholesterolemia, Nancy M. Lewis, Kim Schalch, and Sheila E. Scheideler

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Enriched Eggs as a Source of N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids for Humans, Nancy M. Lewis, S. Seburg, and N. L. Flanagan

1995

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Survey of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Diets of Midwest Low-Income Pregnant Women, Nancy M. Lewis, Anne C. Widga, Janet S. Buck, and Andrea M. Frederick