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Past Funded Projects

The following funded research projects are utilizing the expertise of the Center.

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Kris-Etherton (PI) 1/1/2005-12/31/2009

BOLD (Beef as part of an Optimal Lean Diet) Effects on Established and Emerging Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Factors:  A Comparison to Pharmaceutical Treatments

AICR/California Walnut Commission 

Vanden Heuvel (PI) 7/1/2007-6/30/2009

Effects of walnut oil and extracts on adipocyte/breast cancer epithelial communication

California Walnut Commission

Kris-Etherton(PI) 10/1/2007-9/30/2009

Postprandial Effects of Walnut Components vs. Whole Walnuts on Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, Platelet Function and Endothelial Function in Volunteers with Moderate Hypercholesterolemia

Peanut Institute                                        

Kris-Etherton(PI)                    4/1/2007-3/31/2010

The effect of peanut consumption on inflammatory status and measures of plasma lipids, endothelial function, satiety and oxidative stress, and gene expression associated with these markers

McCormick Institute

West (PI) 5/1/2008-4/30/2010

Health benefits of spices: A mechanism-based approach to understanding the improvement of inflammation and cardiovascular risk factors

General Mills

Kris-Etherton(PI) 4/1/2009-3/31/2011

Grains Reduce Adiposity and Improve Nutrition (GRAIN) Study