FSN Faculty’s Published Articles


Michael La Frano

The title of Michael La Frano's article is "Participation of Undergraduate Students in a Controlled Feeding Study with Metabolomics Analysis to Enhance Learning of Metabolism." Below are some images of Professor La Frano's students. Click here to read the article!


Angelos Sikalidis

In a comprehensive review, Dr. Angelos Sikalidis and collaborators discuss the evidence regarding non-alcoholic beverage consumption and the risk(s)/benefit(s) on cardiometabolic health. With the significant expansion of the beverage industry and the new trends and products appearing frequently on the market, the public is faced with a plethora of claims and information that makes it difficult to make an informed decision as per risk/benefit analyses in regard to health. We try to systemize what we know thus far in regarding this topic. Click here to read the full article!

Cal Poly's Dr. Angelos Sikalidis with co-workers, performed human clinical work in Istanbul, Turkey, investigating the relationship between utilizing optimal snacking practices and effectiveness of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus management among adult patients. Furthermore, dimensions such as Socioeconomic Status (SES) were taken into consideration to see how such parameters may modify diabetes management quality and subsequently quality of life and longevity. Findings revealed that SES, especially education, is positively associated with optimized snacking and better diabetes management. We are taking these lessons and applying them to our USDA funded project design Capacity Strengthening Undertaking - Farm Organized Response of Workers Against Risk for Diabetes: (C.S.U. - F.O.R.W.A.R.D. with Cal Poly) whereby we are developing educational modules and Al informed monitoring systems for optimal diabetes risk management among California Farm Workers and underserved population of essential workers at increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Click here to read the full article!

Recently published work from our faculty Dr. Kristo and Dr. Sikalidis from international Nutrition work done in the context of lifespan nutrition and chronic disease risk with adolescent students in Turkey, showed that there is a significant positive correlation between eating habits score, family affluence score and success rate of students as assessed by standardized scholastic aptitude test scores. This work underscores the importance of Nutrition regarding scholastic success in a country setting of epidemiological transition. Click here to read the full article!

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a disease that affects over 9% of the United States population and is closely linked to obesity. While obesity subsequent T2DM risk is typically thought as a problem of positive energy balance there seems to be more complexity pertinent to this issue involving one’s own gut. Get more information on the topic by reading Dr. Sikalidis’ of FSN and his graduate student latest publication also selected to feature the journal’s cover. Click here to read the full article!

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