Established in 1977, and nestled in the Maryland suburbs outside northeast Washington, D.C., Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC) is arguably the worlds largest and most diversified agricultural research complex. One of the nutrition centers five laboratories is the Food Composition and Methods Development Laboratory, where researchers ensure that good food-analysis methods exist. Identifying botanical material in dietary supplements is also a concern. For example, HRMS is useful for identifying potential adulteration of dietary supplement ingredients. Other BHNRC studies are showing that HRMS fingerprinting, when combined with chemical and statistical pattern methods called ANOVA-Principal Component Analysis, can clearly establish chemical differences between food samples in terms of growing year and harvest time (early, mid, and late season). Among its 7,000 acres of fields, farmland, and science buildings is the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC)--the oldest and most comprehensive of six human nutrition research centers within the Agricultural Research Service. Two new buildings--totaling more than 100,000 square feet of research space--were added to BHNRC in 2003. The mission of the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC) is to define, through research, the role of foods and its components in optimizing human health and reducing the risk of nutritionally related disorders. Scientists at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center approach this mission by conducting research to understand how the needs for dietary components are influenced by genetic, physiological state, social/behavioral dynamics, and environmental factors. The research is aimed at understanding the relationship between eating decisions coupled with insults (excess calories, viruses, bacteria, and environment pollutants) on the quality of life and overall health as a function of age, gender and ethnicity for U.S. citizens. The Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center consists of five (5) laboratories and two (2) service units. In addition to federal employees, over 60 additional scientists and support staff funded by cooperating agreements with multiple institutions, organizations and federal programs are involved in ongoing research projects.
The following is the list of scholars from Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.