Carol Cheatham

Genetic and epigenetic transgenerational implications related to omega-3 fatty acids. Part II: Maternal FADS2 rs174575 genotype and DNA methylation predict toddler cognitive performance

September 10, 2015

Genetic and epigenetic transgenerational implications related to omega-3 fatty acids. Part II: Maternal FADS2 rs174575 genotype and DNA methylation predict toddler cognitive performance, Nutrition Research, September 10, 2015, Carol L. Cheatham, Daniel S. Lupu, Mihai D. Niculescu UNC Chapel Hill Abstract Maternal transfer of fatty acids is important to fetal brain development. The prenatal environment may differentially affect the substrates supporting […]

Mechanisms and correlates of a healthy brain: a commentary.

December 01, 2014

Mechanisms and correlates of a healthy brain: a commentary. Monogr Soc Res Child Dev. 2014 Dec, Cheatham CL. Abstract In this monograph, the message is that early inactivity and obesity lead to later chronic disease, and, as such, physical inactivity should be recognized as a public health crisis. Sedentary behavior, to some extent, serves a purpose in […]

UNC NRI Appetite for Life Seminars This April

February 10, 2014

February 10, 2014 April 1, 8 and 22 join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) for the 2014 Appetite for Life Academy. Each seminar is at 7 pm in the event room of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, 150 Research Campus Drive in Kannnapolis. April 1 – Uric […]

Preventing Disease and Improving Health Starts Early In Life

October 13, 2013

Disease prevention and good health is not a goal just for adults. NC Research Campus scientists are contributing scientific findings that show a a lifetime of good health starts as early as infancy with a mother’s diet and her genotype playing a critical role. As a child grows, their eating habits and activity level determine their risk for […]

Omega-3 Intake Linked to Higher Cognition in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children

September 28, 2013

Adults may be aware of the amount of omega-3 and other fatty acids in their diet, but most may not be thinking about the impact of fatty acids on their children, especially their cognitive abilities. The role of fatty acids and nutrients like choline, iron, and zinc on the cognitive abilities of children is exactly […]

Blueberries and Your Mind

April 09, 2013

Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and an assistant professor of psychology at UNC Chapel Hill and the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, is leading the B.E.R.R.Y Study, which stands for Blueberries: Exciting Research Relevant to You. The study is enrolling 65 to 79 year olds who are just beginning to experience memory issues but […]

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Large-Scale Human Trial Explores Blueberries and Cognitive Improvement

March 23, 2013

The B.E.R.R.Y Study, which stands for Blueberries: Exciting Research Relevant to You, is one of the first large-scale human trials designed to specifically explore the question of antioxidants and their effect on cognitive abilities. The study is being led by Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and an assistant professor of Psychology at […]

Boosting Phyto-Benefits for Better Health and Longevity

March 12, 2013

Published in the Charlotte Observer’s Pulse Magazine.  Broccoli, blueberries and bananas are already tagged “super foods” meaning they are more nutritious than most other fruits and vegetables.  Yet, under the microscopes at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, scientists are finding ways to boost their benefits. The NCRC is a public-private research center […]

Tools and Technology: Accelerating Innovation

November 01, 2012

One of the hallmarks of the NC Research Campus is the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) and its array of scientific instrumentation not available at many other scientific centers. In the UNC Charlotte Life Sciences Session Tools and Technology: Accelerating Technology, scientists at the NCRC got the opportunity to elaborate on the array of […]

Cheatham Lab Enrolling for the B.E.R.R.Y Study

March 09, 2012

If you are 65 to 79 years old and beginning to experience mild memory decline but have not been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Lab of the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute is enrolling for a studying examining blueberries and cognitive ability. For information or to enroll, visit […]

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Dr. Carol Cheatham, UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute: The Importance of the B.E.R.R.Y.S

September 03, 2011

Dr. Carol Cheatham, UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute: The Importance of the B.E.R.R.Y.S As a developmental cognitive neuroscientist, Carol Cheatham, PhD, is passionate about the hippocampus, the area of the brain that plays an essential role in the formation, organization, and storage of memories. Cheatham is an associate professor of Psychology at UNC Chapel […]

LCPUFA supplementation in infancy reduces heart rate and affects distribution of attention

March 18, 2011

Colombo, J., Carlson, S.E., Cheatham, C.L., Fitzgerald-Gustafson, K.M., Kepler, A., Schmeidler, T. (2011)LCPUFA supplementation in infancy reduces heart rate and affects distribution of attention. Pediatric Research,70, 1-5. Abstract A double-blind, randomized, controlled, parallel-group prospective trial was conducted to determine whether a dose-response existed for four different levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation on the cognitive […]

Declarative memory in abused and neglected infants

March 18, 2010

Cheatham, C.L., Larkina, M., Bauer, P.J., Toth, S., Cicchetti, D. (2010)Declarative memory in abused and neglected infants.Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Volume 38 -Varieties of Early Experience: Implications for the Development of Declarative Memory in Infancy (pp. 161-182). London, U.K.: Elsevier. Abstract To summarize, all children interacted with the experimenter and actively participated in […]