Food Science and Nutrition

Among Asian Americans, the waist to height ratio is a more sensitive screening tool for diabetes than waist circumference

Author(s) Kayla Wyatt Faculty Mentor(s) David Gee (Food Science and Nutrition), Dominic Klyve (Mathematics) Abstract Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US and its prevalence is rising. Physicians commonly use a patient’s BMI or waist circumference (WC) for evaluating abdominal obesity… Read More »Among Asian Americans, the waist to height ratio is a more sensitive screening tool for diabetes than waist circumference

The Effects of Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics on Measures of Lactose Intolerance: A Systematic Review

Author(s) Taylor Roice Faculty Mentor(s) Susan Hawk (Food Science and Nutrition), David Gee (Food Science and Nutrition) Abstract Lactose intolerance disproportionately affects racial minority groups in the United States, adversely impacting the incidence of calcium deficiency and low bone mineral density in these populations. The… Read More »The Effects of Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics on Measures of Lactose Intolerance: A Systematic Review

Effects of CoEnzyme Q 10 Supplementation on Women Suffering from Episodic Migraines

Author(s) Avery Coffin Faculty Mentor(s) Nicole Stendell-Hollis (Food Science and Nutrition) Abstract Migraine headaches effect a large portion of the human population, disrupting productivity and quality of life. Limited research suggests potential preventative properties of consuming the antioxidant, Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ10); which could lower… Read More »Effects of CoEnzyme Q 10 Supplementation on Women Suffering from Episodic Migraines

Development of Nutrition Education for K-5 Students for The Daily Mile Program

Author(s) Shannen Apresto Faculty Mentor(s) Kelly Pritchett (Food Science and Nutrition), Nicole Stendell-Hollis (Food Science and Nutrition), Tafere Belay (Food Science and Nutrition) Abstract With the rising rates of obesity and low consumption of well-balanced meals among children, the introduction of nutrition education is vital… Read More »Development of Nutrition Education for K-5 Students for The Daily Mile Program