HOP Faculty Member’s Article Reaches Readership of 16 Million People

2015-08-07_Dr._Michelle_Cardel-0894-EditAn article published in The Journal of Nutrition featured results from a research team led by Michelle Cardel, Ph.D., R.D., assistant professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, was picked up in August by Medical News Today, which has an average of 16 million page views per month.

The article, entitled “Higher Intake of PUFAs is Associated with Lower Total and Visceral Adiposity and Higher Lean Mass in a Racially Diverse Sample of Children,” found that higher self-reported intake of polyunsaturated acids is associated with more lean mass and less total and visceral adiposity, or body fat, in children, suggesting that a higher intake of polyunsaturated fats may play a protective role against obesity. Randomized trials are needed to confirm the results. To read the journal article, click here and to read the article in Medical New Today, click here.