Accession Number:

ADA239783

Title:

Effect of Food, Diet and Nutrition on Military Readiness and Preparedness of Army Personnel and Dependents in a Peacetime Environment.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 28 Jul 90-28 Jul 91,

Corporate Author:

PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER BATON ROUGE LA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

614.0

Abstract:

Five projects underway at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center PBRC are reported herein. A clinical research laboratory is operational and supports field research in sites ranging from Alaska to Bolivia. A stable isotope laboratory supports research by determining energy expenditure in the field. The Fork Polk Heart Smart Project has completed an assessment of nutritional and exercise habits of military wives, a project that evaluates screening for cardiovascular risk factors and a project that assesses a health promotion model in military families. The Diet, Neurotransmitters and Behavior research team is conducting basic research in the effect of diet on behavior through biochemical, physiologic, and behavioral assessment studies. New studies assessing sleep deprivation and approaches to modifying this stress through dietary manipulation are being initiated. The Menu Modification Project has analyzed and altered two sets of Army menus.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE