Deniz Azarmanesh and Joyce Faraj, NAL members and doctoral students in the Department of Nutrition, presented their research in the 79th American Society for Nutrition Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2015. Experimental Biology (EB) is a multidisciplinary, scientific meeting that brings together over 14,000 researchers and exhibitors representing six sponsoring societies.
Azarmanesh presented her poster, titled: “Early Bedtime and Late Wake-time is Associated with Lower Diet Quality among Young Women”. Her presentation was based on a secondary analysis of the University of Massachusetts Vitamin D Status Study, a cross-sectional study of college-aged women in Western Massachusetts initially designed to assess the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and evaluate health consequences of vitamin D Deficiency. Azarmanesh found an association of sleep timing with diet quality and physical activity in different populations in the US. Deniz’s research contributes to finding the underlying causes of obesity and how sleep habits play a role in overall health of individuals.Read more