Accession Number : ADA327402

Title :   Military Nutrition Research: Six Tasks to Address Medical Factors Limiting Soldier Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Mar 96-31 Mar 97,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE

Personal Author(s) : Ryan, Donna H.

PDF Url : ADA327402

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : To assess, maintain, or improve a soldier's physical/physiological/psychological capability to function effectively under environmental and operational stress and to minimize adverse effects of stress on health safety and performance, the Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) performs the following six research tasks: (1) The 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). (2) The Stable Isotope Laboratory performs analyses to measure the energy expenditure and body composition of soldiers during prolonged field exercise. (3) The Nutritional Neuroscience Laboratory conducts multi-disciplinary basic research studies on the effects of diet on biochemical, morphologic and behavioral variables. The lab evaluates the role of diet in sustaining performance under conditions of stress and sleep deprivation. (4) The Nutritional Neuroscience Clinical Studies evaluate nutritional and other strategies to optimize cognitive performance in conditions of operational stress and sleep deprivation. (5) The Menu Modification project evaluates and improves garrison meals at an actual garrison in Fort Polk, Louisiana. (6) The Metabolic Unit Project allows for the PBRC's inpatient unit to conduct metabolic studies of military relevance in an inpatient setting.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL RESEARCH, *DIET, STRESSES, MEASUREMENT, STABILITY, LABORATORY TESTS, ENVIRONMENTS, ARMY RESEARCH, ARMY PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MODIFICATION, HEALTH, COGNITION, MORPHOLOGY, FIELD TESTS, RESEARCH FACILITIES, METABOLISM, VARIABLES, MEDICINE, MEALS, MILITARY RESEARCH, SAMPLING, SAFETY, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, ISOTOPES, HUMAN BODY, BEHAVIOR, SLEEP DEPRIVATION, PATIENTS, FOOD, NUTRITION, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, MENU, FIELD CONDITIONS, BIOMEDICINE, LOUISIANA, CLINICAL LABORATORIES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition

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