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Military Nutrition

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Annual rept. 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2000

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To assess, maintain, or improve a soldiers physicalphysiologicalpsychological capability to function effectively under environmental and operational stress and to minimize adverse effects of stress on health safety and performance, the PBRC performs the following eight research tasks 1 Clinical Laboratory for Human and Food Samples performs laboratory analysis of samples from studies conducted by the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine USARIEM and at PBRC in Tasks 4 and 8. 2 Stable Isotope Laboratory performs analyses to measure the energy expenditure and body composition of soldiers during prolonged field exercise and at PBRC in Tasks 4 and 8. 3 Stress, Nutrition and Mental Performance Laboratory continues multidisciplinary basic research studies of the interactions of stressors and nutrition on mental performance parameters in an animal model. This lab collaborates with Task 7 which evaluates immune function in the stressed animal model. 4 Stress, Nutrition and Work Performance uses human subjects to develop nutritional strategies to improve physical performance under intense physical stress. 5 Nutrient Database Integration Laboratory supports the Military Nutrition Division and PBRC research studies by providing dietary intake and analysis support. 6 Enhancing Military Diets targets health promotion through improved nutrition in basic combat training. 7 Stress Nutrition and Immune Function Laboratory provides special tests of immune function in collaboration with Task 3 to evaluate immunologic change in a rat model. 8 Metabolic Unit Project allows new inpatient protocols to address specific issues in nutrition and metabolism that are important to the military mission.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

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