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TWU nutrition receives almost $800,000 in state and
federal research grants
Thanks to almost $800,000 in recent state and federal research
grants, faculty in the Texas Woman’s University Department
of Nutrition and Food Sciences will conduct even more research
on how nutrition affects our health.
this funding reflects our commitment to research that impacts
the health and wellness of our community,” said Dr.
Chandan Prasad, professor and chair of TWU Nutrition and Food
The United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded TWU two
grants totaling $300,000. Faculty will use one $150,000 grant
to study the impact of vitamin A on bone cells, and another
$150,000 grant to study how eating blueberries can protect
The TWU nutrition
department also received $460,000 in grants from the Texas
Department of Agriculture (TDA). TWU was awarded seven of
the eight funded grants under TDA’s Nutrition and Human
Health Program, with individual grants ranging from $60,000
to $80,000 each.
funded by the TDA grants include developing half-frying procedures
for processed and fried foods and studying cottonseed oil’s
impact on diabetes, osteoarthritis and melanoma.
TWU also received
$30,000 from the California Table Grape Commission to study
how grapes can improve joint mobility and reduce pain associated
with knee osteoarthritis.
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