Research

BCNN Studies

BAT Kids: Behavioral Associations with Thinking in Kids is a study for children ages 4-5 years that is investigating the relationship between early life nutrition and thinking ability.

EPOCH: Evidence-based dietary strategies provide behavioral means of mitigating the effects of obesity on physical and cognitive function in adults ages 25-45 years. The EPOCH study aims to investigate effects of a fermented dairy beverage consumption and a lactose-free dairy beverage with added dietary prebiotic fiber on changes in behavioral and biological measures of cognition and stress among obese adults.

Gut-Brain: A cross-sectional study in adults ages 25-44 years aimed at examining the relationship between lifestyle behaviors, gut function, metabolism, and thinking ability.

LUMES: Lutein and Multiple Sclerosis Evaluation Study. LUMES is examining the relationship between macular carotenoids, retinal health, and cognition in people with Multiple Sclerosis in adults ages 45-64 years.

Meals and Cells (MAC) Study: The MAC study examines the response of cells after meals of different composition in children ages 7-17 years.  Children will come to the lab for 3 different visits, a DXA scan, and 3 blood draws (one per visit).

PATH: A 12-week dietary intervention in adults ages 25-45 years aimed at examining the relationships between dietary intake, gut function, metabolism, and thinking ability. (currently enrolling participants)

RETLU: This study retrospectively investigates the effects of early life nutrition on brain structure, function, and cognition among current and previous child participants ages 7-12 years.

WITIKids: Water Intervention for Thinking in Kids ages 9-10 years. This study aims to assess the effects of fluid intake reduction on markers of hydration status and cognitive function.

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