Diet, Nutrition, and Supplements

Diet, Nutrition, and Supplements

Diet and proper nutrition provide the building blocks that fuel our everyday lives. An optimal diet allows us to maintain proper body weight, improves mood, reduces inflammation, improves immune function, and supports our ever-changing energy demands. 
Whether the goal is to improve concentration, maintain proper gut microbiota, or increase a 5k time, our research is dedicated to understanding how we can reach our peak personal health through what we put into our body.

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Examining the Role of Expressive Writing to Improve Resilience

(Duke funded) This study found that a 6-week expressive writing-to-heal seminar significantly improved resilience, perceived stress, rumination, and depression in individuals who had recently experienced an emotional or physical trauma. You can learn more about the study at ClinicalTrials.gov.

EMBARK VA: Exploring Massage Benefits in Arthritis of the Knee for VA Healthcare Users

(NIH/NCCIH funded) The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness and feasibility of an 8-week course of Swedish massage is for reducing pain and increasing function in adults who are VA health care users with osteoarthritis of the knee. You can view more information about this study at ClinicalTrials.gov.

EMBARK: Exploring Massage Benefits in Arthritis of the Knee

(NIH/NCCIH funded) EMBARK is the largest NIH-funded clinical trial on massage for osteoarthritis of the knee to date. In collaboration with Rutgers and Yale, this randomized controlled trial compared the effectiveness of Swedish massage and light touch bodywork in reducing pain and increasing function of adults with osteoarthritis of the knee. Enrollment is now complete for this study. You can view more information about the study at ClinicalTrials.gov.

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Comparison of low- and high-carbohydrate diets for type 2 diabetes management: a randomized trial

Tay J, Luscombe-Marsh ND, Thompson CH, Noakes M, Buckley JD, Wittert GA, Yancy WS Jr, Brinkworth GD. Comparison of low- and high-carbohydrate diets for type 2 diabetes management: a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015; 102(4): 780-90.

Efficacy of commercial weight-loss programs

Yancy WS Jr, Barton AB, McVay MA, Voils CI. Efficacy of commercial weight-loss programs. Ann Intern Med. 2015; 163(5): 398-9.

A combined patient and provider intervention for management of osteoarthritis in veterans: a randomized clinical trial

Allen KD, Yancy WS Jr, Bosworth HB, Coffman CJ, Jeffreys AS, Datta SK, McDuffie J, Strass JL, Oddone EZ. A combined patient and provider intervention for management of osteoarthritis in veterans: a randomized clinical trial. Ann Intern Med. 2016; 164(2): 73-83.

Food preferences and weight change during low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets

McVay MA, Voils CI, Geiselman PH, Smith VA, Coffman CJ, Mayer S, Yancy WS Jr. Food preferences and weight change during low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets. Appetite. 2016; 103: 336-43.

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  • PRIMIER: Patients Receiving Integrative Medicine Interventions Effectiveness Study
  • Study Dates: None set
  • (Bravewell Collaborative funded) PRIMIER is an innovative registry study designed to help illuminate current “best practices” in integrative medicine. In collaboration with a network of integrative medicine clinics across the country, PRIMIER follows the impact of integrative medicine on patients over time. Individuals who have been seen at Duke Integrative Medicine are eligible to participate. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Matteson Bechard at 919-660-6762 or elizabeth.matteson@duke.edu. You can also view more information about the study at ClinicalTrials.gov.
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  • Bravewell Collaborative