Accession Number : ADA468579


Title :   Military Nutrition Research: Four Tasks to Address Personnel Readiness and Warfighter Performance


Descriptive Note : Final addendum rept. 1 Mar 2006-28 Feb 2007


Corporate Author : PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER BATON ROUGE LA


Personal Author(s) : Ryan, Donna


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a468579.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : Background: Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) continues a 19 year collaborative effort with the Department of Defense (DOD) in this research effort. Objectives: To assess and evaluate novel ways to sustain warfighter performance during high intensity missions at home and abroad, under special funded cooperative agreements between the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) and PBRC, PBRC provides high quality analytical laboratory, nutrition database and metabolic unit support for military nutrition clinical research protocols. Specific Aims: PBRC performed four research tasks as follows: Task 1: Clinical Laboratory for Human Samples; Task 2: Stable Isotope Laboratory; Task 3: Nutrient Database Laboratory; Task Metabolic Unit Project. During the year of this report, the four tasks supported eight projects directed by USARIEM investigators. Study Design: In consultation with the Project Officer at US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), PBRC Task Leaders for Tasks 1 and 2 determine the numb timing, type of sample and type of analysis. Analysis of relevant endpoints in the PBRC Clinical Laboratory and Stable Isotope Laboratory provides information useful for determination of energy expenditure, water turnover, body composition, clinical biochemistry and metabolism. In consultation with the Project Officer, the Task Leader for Task 3 provides assistance with food intake analysis and nutrient composition. In consultation with the Project Officer, the Task Leader for Task 4 provides access to the PBRC Metabolic Unit, where capabilities exist for clinical studies of relevance to energy metabolism using state 0 the art facilities for metabolic chambers and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.


Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *MILITARY RESEARCH , *NUTRITION , *MEDICAL RESEARCH , DATA BASES , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , CLINICAL MEDICINE , METABOLISM , FOOD CONSUMPTION , CLINICAL LABORATORIES , HUMAN BODY , HIGH INTENSITY , ISOTOPES , MISSIONS , RESEARCH FACILITIES , SPECTROSCOPY , OPERATIONAL READINESS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE