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Human Nutrition
Influence of Fresh and Lean Pork Consumption on Diet Quality and Functional Limitations Among American Older Adults, 1999-2016
The two objectives of the project are to (1) assess the influence of fresh and lean pork consumption on diet quality among U.S. adults 18 years and older and (2) functional limitations in U.S. older...
Human Nutrition
Determination of DIAAS and PDCAAS for Pork Burger, Plant-Based Burgers, and the Combined Meal of Burger Bun and Burgers
Plant-based meat is available in human nutrition and has become more popular. Therefore, there has been an interest in the development of plant-based alternative proteins such as plant-based burgers....
Human Nutrition
A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Pork Meat and Non-Meat Alternative Patties
The purpose of the industry summary is to provide producers with a quick reference to research results supported by Checkoff dollars. This summary is intended for non-technical audiences. Increasing...
Human Nutrition
Sources of and Adequacy of Protein Intake Among Pregnant Women in the United States
Limited information is available on protein intake and adequacy of intake among pregnant women in the United States (U.S.). Protein intake by women of childbearing age in the U.S. is generally...
Human Nutrition
Effects of Consuming Ounce Equivalent Portions of Fresh Pork Versus Nuts, Beans and Eggs, as Defined by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans on Essential Amino Acid Substrate Availability for Protein Anabolism
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) recommends how much “Protein Foods” should be consumed per day and per week as part of a Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern. The...
Human Nutrition
Effects of Red Meat Consumption on Gut Microbiota in Young Adults
Background Diet strongly affects human metabolic health, partly by modulating gut microbiome. To date, limited research has assessed the effects of different types of red meat on gut microbiota in...
Human Nutrition
Nutrient Profile Analysis of Pork and Alternative Protein Sources
Human Nutrition
Does Meal-based Enhancement of Protein Intake Augment Long-term Responses to Sarcopenic Obesity Reduction?
Human Nutrition
Effects of consuming red meat on the gut microbiome in young adults
Human Nutrition
Effects of red meat on type 2 diabetes risk factors and markers of chronic inflammation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
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