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Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Faculty Research Advisor
Second Faculty Research Advisor
Whole grains are an important aspect of a high quality diet. Consumption of whole grains has been linked to prevention of weight gain and associated diseases. The USDA recommends making half of your total grain intake whole grain. The metabolic syndrome is a clustering of abnormalities that predicts the development of chronic disease. These abnormalities include high blood pressure, large waist circumference, low HDL cholesterol, high blood triglycerides, and high fasting blood glucose. Nutrition Data System for Research (NDSR) software is able to calculate servings of whole grain based on diet input. The USDA's MyPlate has created a chart to determine whole grain servings from a diet recall. We compared these two methods to see how well they correlated.
Hogan, Suzanne, "Effect of Whole Grain Consumption on Markers of Metabolic Syndrome" (2015). Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Student Presentations. 53.