Scientific research is the foundation that APRE uses to inform the conversation with health professionals that the white potato in all forms is an affordable, nutrient-dense vegetable and plays a role in promoting health for all age groups.
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The Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) is dedicated to funding research in a credible and transparent manner that a) expands knowledge about the nutritional properties of potatoes, and b) explores the role of potatoes in a healthy diet.
For calendar year 2017, APRE announces its key research priorities and seeks letters of intent (LOI) for clinical, preclinical and observational studies that address the following issues:
Potatoes in a Healthy Lifestyle
• Impact of potatoes on short-term physical performance and/or recovery in well-trained athletes
• Impact of potato consumption by toddlers on diet quality and various health indices, particularly in food desert areas
Potatoes in Healthy Dietary Patterns
• Impact of potatoes in plant- vs animal protein-based diets on various health indices
• Impact of potatoes alone or as a part of various healthy meals on glycemic index and/or satiety
Potato Consumption in Cardiometabolic Health and Disease
• Impact of potato consumption on Type II diabetes, glycemic control and/or overweight/obesity
• Impact of potato consumption on markers of cardiovascular health and disease, serum lipids, etc.
• Impact of potato resistant starch on gut microbiome
• Impact of processing on the resistant starch content, calorie content and glycemic index of a potato
The LOI is due by Friday, March 10, 2017. Please send the LOI to firstname.lastname@example.org. APRE will fund projects with a maximum budget of $200,000.
The LOI should be limited to 2 pages, single space, 11-point font and should include: title, principal investigator, institution, brief introduction, study hypotheses, study aims, experimental approach, budget and timeline. Principal investigators may submit multiple LOIs.
Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Full proposals will be reviewed by recognized content experts.
APRE will hold all information provided by the researcher in confidence while your LOI is under consideration.
Please direct any questions to APRE at email@example.com.
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White potatoes in all forms, including frozen French fried potatoes (oven heated or deep fried), provide important nutrients, such as potassium, dietary fiber, and vitamin C, and are now prepared with healthier oils. When eaten in moderation, French fried potatoes can be part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. Technological advances continue to improve the nutrition profile of white potatoes in all forms, ensuring this already-nutritious and popular vegetable is aligned with dietary guidance.Download PDF
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