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American Diet

Potential health benefits and medical cost savings from calorie, sodium, and saturated fat reductions in the American diet

Timothy Dall, Victor Fulgoni, Yiduo Zhang, Kristin Reimers, Patty Packard, James Astwood. Am J Health Promot (2009):23(6):412-422.


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Predicted national productivity implications of calorie and sodium reductions in the American diet

Timothy Dall, Victor Fulgoni, Yiduo Zhang, Kristin Reimers, Patty Packard, James Astwood. Am J Health Promot (2009):23(6):423-430.


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Convenient Single Serving Meals

How do consumers perceive single serve frozen meals compared to commercial weight loss meals?

Kristin Reimers, Denise Blake, Mary Jacobson. FASEB J (2015) 29:739.2.


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Single serve frozen meals at lunch led to greater decrease in 24-hour energy intake compared to bars

Kristin Reimers, Mary Jacobson, Tabra Ward, Michael Meyer. J Acad Nutr Diet (2014) 114(9):A36.


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Single serve frozen meals at lunch yield greater 24-hour energy intake reduction compared to shakes

Kristin Reimers, Mary Jacobson, Tabra Ward, Michael Meyer. FASEB J (2014) 28:LB306.


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Frozen single serving meals at lunch result in reduced blood pressure and cholesterol

Kristin Reimers, Zhiping Yu, Stephanie Sinnett, Von Nguyen, James Rippe. Circulation. March 20, 2013; 127 (12 Supplement):AP175.


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Facebook participation during a worksite program is associated with greater weight loss

Kasia Burton, Sheri Wells-Chesley, Kristin Reimers. Obesity (2012) 20:(Suppl):S126 (325-P).


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Frozen single serving meals at lunch result in improved diet quality

Kristin Reimers, Zhiping Yu, Stephanie Sinnett, Shannon Weston, Von Nguyen, James Rippe. J Acad Nutr Diet (2012):112(109):A37


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Commercially prepared single-serving meals as lunch meal replacements produce energy deficit and weight loss

Kristin J Reimers, Stephanie Sinnett, Terry Papadopoulos, Von Nguyen, Zhiping Yu, James Rippe. FASEB J (2012) 26:636.14.


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Effect of portion controlled frozen meals on quality of life and diet quality during a community intervention

Kristin Reimers, James Rippe. FASEB J (2011):25:593.4.


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Portion controlled frozen meals at lunch are associated with high compliance and perceived benefits during a weight management program

Kristin Reimers, Sabrina Pardo, Diana Kawiecki, James Rippe. J Am Diet Assoc (2011):111(9):A 29.


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Healthy convenient prepared meals improve dietary quality during structured dietary intervention for heart disease risk factor reduction

Von Nguyen, Amber Summers, Jennifer Brosnahan, Linda Zukley, Joshua Lowndes, Kristin Reimers, Theodore J Angelopoulos, James Rippe. FASEB J (2009):23:550.10.


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Improved serum cholesterol concentration following a structured diet plan incorporating healthy convenient prepared meals

Jennifer Brosnahan, Amber Summers, Von Nguyen, Joshua Lowndes, Linda Zukley, Lisa Cooper, Kristin Reimers, Theodore J Angelopoulos, James Rippe. FASEB J (2009):23:550.14.


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Improved weight and body composition following a structured diet plan incorporating healthy convenient prepared meals

Amber Summers, Von Nguyen, Jennifer Brosnahan, Linda Zukley, Joshua Lowndes, Rob Pohl, Kristin Reimers, Theodore J Angelopoulos, James Rippe. FASEB J (2009):23:720.11.


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Effective lifestyle intervention for reduction of risk factors for the metabolic syndrome

Joshua Lowndes, Ted Angelopoulos, James Rippe. Obesity (2009) 17:(Suppl 2):S266.


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Lifestyle intervention improves insulin resistance

Joshua Lowndes, Ted Angelopoulos, James Rippe. Obesity (2009) 17:(Suppl 2):S266.


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Egg Research

The effect of a protein-rich egg white breakfast and an isocaloric toaster pastry breakfast on satiety and dietary intake in normal weight, college-age women

Joan M. Eckerson, Nina O. Allen, Allison E. Lieb, Katie A. Mullen. J Acad Nutr Diet (2015): 114(9): A17.


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An egg white breakfast is more satiating than an equal calorie whole egg breakfast

Kristin J. Reimers, Michael C. Meyer, Tabra Ward, Mark B. Andon. J Acad Nutr Diet (2013): 113(9): A35.


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A lower-calorie egg white breakfast is as satiating as a higher calorie whole egg breakfast

Kristin J. Reimers, Michael C. Meyer, Tabra Ward, Mark B. Andon. FASEB J (2013): 27:853.4


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Food Protection Research

Development of a new strategy for mapping microbiomes of food manufacturing facilities

Stephanie Gilbreth, Bradley Ziebell, Kelly Dawson, Joseph Nietfeldt, Ryan Legge, Andrew Benson. International Association of Food Protection IAFP (2012):P2-115.


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Validation of the use of composite sampling for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes in frozen vegetables

Denise Becker, Kari Sweeney, Stephanie Gilbreth, Norma Change, Edith Zambrana. International Association of Food Protection


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Popcorn Research

Satiety of popcorn vs. snack bars in women

Kristin Reimers, Catherine Knockenhauer, Denise Blake, Tabra Ward, Michael Meyer. J Acad Nutr Diet (2014) 114(9):A36.


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Fewer calories consumed when eating popcorn vs potato chips while watching TV

Kristin J. Reimers, Tabra Ward, Michael C. Meyer. J Acad Nutr Diet (2013): 113(9): A34.


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A daily popcorn snack increases whole grain intake

Kristin Reimers, Theodore Angelopoulos, Von Nguyen, James Rippe. J Acad Nutr Diet (2012):112(9):A85


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Popcorn is more satiating than potato chips in normal-weight adults

Von Nguyen, Lisa Cooper, Joshua Lowndes, Kathleen Melanson, Theodore Angelopoulos, James Rippe, Kristin Reimers. Nutr J (2012):11:71


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Popcorn snack more satiating than almonds, party mix, or pretzels

Kristin J Reimers, Ursula T. Lowczyk, Michael C. Meyer. FASEB J (2012):639.2


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Popcorn reduces hunger when consumed as a pre-meal snack compared to other snack foods

Diana Kawiecki, Joshua Lowndes, Theodore Angelopoulos, James Rippe. American Heart Association (2011) Abstracts from the Joint Conference: Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism and CVD Epidemiology and Prevention 2011 Scientific Sessions:P70


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A daily popcorn snack improves dietary quality

Von Nguyen, Diana Kawiecki, Sabrina Pardo, Lisa Cooper, Adam Kuchnia, Joshua Lowndes, Theodore Angelopoulos, James Rippe. FASEB J (2011):25:588.19.


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A daily popcorn snack improves cardiovascular disease risk profile

Von Nguyen, Diana Kawiecki, Sabrina Pardo, Terry Papadopoulos, Lisa Cooper, Britte Lowther, Joshua Lowndes, Theodore Angelopoulos, James Rippe. J Am Diet Assoc (2011):111(9):A 95.


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High level of satisfaction with 94% fat free popcorn when incorporated daily into a reduced calorie diet

Von Nguyen, Lisa Cooper, Diana Kawiecki, Joshua Lowndes, Theodore Angelopoulos, James Rippe. Obesity (2010):18:(Suppl 2) S98:229P.


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Daily popcorn snack as part of a hypocaloric diet decreases body weight and fat

Diana Kawiecki, Joshua Lowndes, Theodore Angelopoulos, James Rippe. Obesity (2010):18:(Suppl 2) S98:228P.


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Effect of popcorn or chocolate on hunger and fullness

Kristin Reimers, Ursula Lowczyk, Rebecca Pitts. font-size: 14px">FASEB J (2010):24:730.1.


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Compensation of calories from one cup or six cups of 94% fat free popcorn, but not potato chips, as a before-meal snack

Von Nguyen, Amber Summers, Jennifer Brosnahan, Linda Zukley, Joshua Lowndes, Kristin Reimers, Theodore J Angelopoulos, James Rippe. FASEB J (2009):23:720.10.


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Popcorn consumption and dietary and physiologic parameters of US children and adults: analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002 dietary survey data

Ann Grandjean, Victor Fulgoni, Kristin Reimers, Sanjiv Agarwal. J Am Diet Assoc (2008):108:853-856.


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Tomato Research

Effect of tomato consumption on the dietary pattern of overweight and obese adults

Kristin Reimers, Joshua Lowndes, Von Nguyen. Obesity (2015).


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Tomato consumption by form and its relationship to total vegetable intake in the US: implications for healthier dietary patterns

Kristin Reimers and Debra Keast. American Heart Association (2015) Abstracts from the Joint Conference: Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2015 Scientific Sessions: P315.


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Relationship of the tomato intake amount recommended in MyPlate to cardiovascular disease risk reduction

Kristin Reimers, Mark Andon, Mary Jacobson, Von Nguyen, James Rippe. FASEB J (2014) 28:630.1.


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Increasing tomato intake to MyPlate recommended amount: effect on serum lycopene

Kristin Reimers, Mark Andon, Mary Jacobson, Von Nguyen, Lisa Cooper, James Rippe. FASEB J (2013) 27:638.4.


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Antioxidant availability of commonly consumed vegetables in the U.S. food supply

Mark Andon, Kristin Reimers, Brian Meckna. J Acad Nutr Diet (2012):112(9):A44.


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Antioxidant capacity of tomato paste is stable during growing season and shelf-life

Brian Meckna, Kristin Reimers, Mark Andon. FASEB J (2012) 26:1017.6.


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Tomatoes and healthy aging: New findings support consumption of this favorite

Kristin Reimers, Britt Burton-Freeman, Stephanie Sinnett.

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Tomato consumption and health: emerging benefits

Britt Burton-Freeman, Kristin Reimers. Am J Lifestyle Medicine (2011):5(2):182.


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Increase in tomato consumption may be achieved without affecting consumption level of other fruits and vegetables

Lisa Cooper, Von Nguyen, Diana Kawiecki, Sabrina Pardo, Terry Papadopoulos, Britte Lowther, Joshua Lowndes, Theodore Angelopoulos, James Rippe. J Am Diet Assoc (2011):111(9):A 29.


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Processed tomato consumption is associated with improved diet quality and lower C-reactive protein in adults

Victor Fulgoni, Debra Keast, Kristin Reimers, Patty Packard. J Am Diet Assoc (2008):108(9):S3:A-27.


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