Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory

Extracts of Fruits and Vegetables Activate the Antioxidant Response Element in IMR-32 Cells

July 29, 2015

Extracts of Fruits and Vegetables Activate the Antioxidant Response Element in IMR-32 Cells, J Nutr. 2015 Jul 29, Orena S1, Owen J1, Jin F2, Fabian M2, Gillitt ND2, Zeisel SH3. 1University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, Kannapolis, NC; 2Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, Kannapolis, NC; and. 3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition […]

No Positive Influence of Ingesting Chia Seed Oil on Human Running Performance

May 15, 2015

No Positive Influence of Ingesting Chia Seed Oil on Human Running Performance, 15 May 2015,  Nutrients , David C. Nieman 1,*, Nicholas D. Gillitt 2, Mary Pat Meaney 1 and Dustin A. Dew Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA; E-Mails: meaneymp@appstate.edu (M.P.M.); dustindew@gmail.com (D.A.D.) Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, […]

Chia Seed Oil Supplementation Has No Influence on Running Performance

April 02, 2015

Chia Seed Oil Supplementation Has No Influence on Running Performance, The FASEB Journal, April 2015, David Nieman1, Nicholas Gillitt2, Mary Pat Meaney1, Dustin Dew1 and Fuxia Jin2 1NCRC Appalachian State University United States 2Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory Dole Foods United States Chia Seed Oil Supplementation Has No Influence on Running Performance Abstract Plasma ALA levels peak about 2 h after ingestion, […]

The Protective Effects of a Polyphenol-Enriched Protein Powder on Exercise-Induced Susceptibility to Virus Infection

August 02, 2014

The Protective Effects of a Polyphenol-Enriched Protein Powder on Exercise-Induced Susceptibility to Virus Infection Phytother Res. 2014 Aug 2, Ahmed M1, Henson DA, Sanderson MC, Nieman DC, Gillitt ND, Lila MA. Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 28608, USA. Abstract Prolonged and intensive exercise induces transient immunosuppression and is associated with an increased risk and severity of infections. The goal of […]

Effects of a freeze-dried juice blend powder on exercise-induced inflammation, oxidative stress, and immune function in cyclists

March 06, 2014

Effects of a freeze-dried juice blend powder on exercise-induced inflammation, oxidative stress, and immune function in cyclists.  Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. March 2014. Knab AM, Nieman DC, Gillitt ND, Shanely RA, Cialdella-Kam L, Henson D, Sha W, Meaney MP. Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus; Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, NC Research Campus; UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Services Division, […]

New Study Finds Benefits of Combining Blueberries and Exercise

October 09, 2013

PR Web According to the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, researchers have discovered that combining blueberries with exercise offers two potential health benefits – the ability for the body to burn fat longer after exercise, and improved absorption of inflammation-reducing antioxidant compounds called polyphenols. Weekend warriors and elite athletes can benefit from combining blueberries […]

Exercise and Polyphenols: Absorption and Afterburn Effect

September 13, 2013

Scientists from Appalachian State University (ASU), Dole Food Company and NC State University are some of the first to find in a human trial that following exercise polyphenols enter the body in elevated levels via the colon and that polyphenolic metabolism is ramped up for 14 hours after exercise. In the joint study, long-distance runners were given […]

First Human Trial to Show Metabolic Afterburn, Enhanced Polyphenolic Absorption Following Exercise

August 09, 2013

Scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis have discovered in a human trial enhanced polyphenolic absorption via the colon into the blood stream. The same human study also found that polyphenolic supplementation in combination with exercise creates a long-lasting spike in polyphenolic metabolism. The study provides clear evidence of an alternate route […]

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 […]

Banana Peel High in Antioxidants

February 09, 2013

Before you throw it away, take another look at that banana peel. Scientists in the Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory have found that banana peels contain high levels of antioxidants. In fact, some of the same antioxidant polyphenolic molecules found in the flesh are found in the peel. The total amount of antioxidants found in the […]

Dole Researchers Find Banana Peel Contains Concentrated Antioxidants

February 09, 2013

Editor Jennifer Grossman, Senior Vice President, Dole Foods Many people don’t know of all the scientific brainpower buzzing at the North Carolina Research Campus, where eight universities have joined forces to study fruit and vegetables alongside Dole researchers.  Indeed, the Dole Nutrition Lab, led by Dr. Nick Gillitt, has become a font of nutrition knowledge […]

The microbiota is essential for the generation of black tea theaflavins-derived metabolites

December 08, 2012

The microbiota is essential for the generation of black tea theaflavins-derived metabolites. PLoS One. December 2012. Chen H, Hayek S, Rivera Guzman J, Gillitt ND, Ibrahim SA, Jobin C, Sang S. Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Dole Foods Nutrition Research Institute Abstract BACKGROUND: Theaflavins including theaflavin […]

Commercialization: The Application of Research

November 09, 2012

The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) is adding to its reputation not only as a research hub but as a center for commercialization and product development. Leading off the afternoon panel of the UNC Charlotte Life Sciences Conference, Commercialization: The Application of Research, former Vice President of Business Development for Sensory Spectrum, located adjacent to […]

Effects of a Flavonoid-rich Juice on Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Immunity in Elite Swimmers: A Metabolomics Based Approach.

October 10, 2012

Effects of a Flavonoid-rich Juice on Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Immunity in Elite Swimmers: A Metabolomics Based Approach. International Journal of  Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. October 2012. Knab AM, Nieman DC, Gillitt ND, Shanely RA, Cialdella-Kam L, Henson DA, Sha W. Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory, Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory and UNC Charlotte […]

NCSU, Dole Launch Industry-Academic Postdoc

August 09, 2012

At the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, the North Carolina State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) and the Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory have collaborated to form a joint industry-academic postdoctoral fellowship, the first of its kind at the NCRC.  Postdoctoral positions are a common first career step for those who have just […]

Industry-Academic Postdoc Jump Starts Collaboration

August 03, 2012

Industry-Academic Postdoc Jump Starts Collaboration At the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, the North Carolina State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) and the Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory have collaborated to form a joint industry-academic postdoctoral fellowship, the first of its kind at the NCRC. Postdoctoral positions are a common first career […]

Chia Seed Supplementation and Disease Risk Factors in Overweight Women: A Metabolomics Investigation

July 25, 2012

Chia Seed Supplementation and Disease Risk Factors in Overweight Women: A Metabolomics Investigation To cite this article: David C. Nieman, Nicholas Gillitt, Fuxia Jin, Dru A. Henson, Krista Kennerly, R. Andrew Shanely, Brandon Ore, MingMing Su, and Sarah Schwartz. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. July 2012, 18(7): 700-708. doi:10.1089/acm.2011.0443. Objective/setting: This study assessed the […]

Chia seed supplementation and disease risk factors in overweight women: a metabolomics investigation.

July 10, 2012

Chia seed supplementation and disease risk factors in overweight women: a metabolomics investigation. Journal of Alternate Complementary Medicine. July 2012. Nieman DC, Gillitt N, Jin F, Henson DA, Kennerly K, Shanely RA, Ore B, Su M, Schwartz S. Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab, Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory and DHMRI. Abstract OBJECTIVE/SETTING: This study assessed […]