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. (currently enrolling)

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.

Gardening and Family Health Study: This study aims to understand the relationship between gardening and individual and family health.  Two adults between the ages of 18-45 and one child between the ages of 5-17.  Gardeners and non-gardeners welcome.

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. (currently enrolling)

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.

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.

SHELL Study: This study examines the relationships between dietary intake, retinal health, and cognition in children ages 7-12 years. (currently enrolling)

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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