The Nutrition and Health Research Laboratory's work is
highlighted regularly in media sources.
“We hope to determine if caffeine paired with exercise can
be used outside the laboratory to make sedentary individuals more
likely to be physically active.”
Jennifer Temple, 5/26/13
"What is important about this study is that it indicates that
the ergogenic (performance-enhancing) properties of caffeine are
quite different for trained athletes than for sedentary
Jennifer Temple, 5/23/13
New research from the University at Buffalo suggests that adding
caffeine to a beverage increases its appeal among young people
— even when they don’t know the drink contains
Does early exposure to caffeine predispose a person toward drug
abuse? Is caffeine a contributor to the current obesity
Among the many differences between girls and boys, add the
effects from caffeine—physiological, behavioral and
subjective—to the list.
Caffeine is a stimulant drug, although legal, and adults use it
widely to perk themselves up. Being "addicted" to caffeine is
considered perfectly normal.
Spit out that gum and jump on that treadmill. A new study just
debunked the myth that chewing gum can lead to weight loss
according a study in the April edition of Eating Behaviors
A recent study finds that chewing gum does not lead to weight
loss, contradictory to what was previously believed. It actually
contributes to weight gain.
The study found that instead of suppressing appetite, chewing
gum tends to induce people to eat more junk food like chips,
cookies and candy instead of healthy alternatives.
If you pop mint gum between meals to help keep your eating in
check, that habit could be backfiring, finds new research published
in the journal Eating Behaviors.
Our lab offers many hands-on opportunities for students.
Research assistants are involved in all aspects of recruitment,
data collection, data entry and manuscript preparation.