Select a MACRONUTRIENT and an area of concern (disease state, metabolism. treatment, etc.) NTR 198
NUTRITION RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT
You will be required to research a nutrition topic of your choice based on the subjects we are discussing. You must find a research article on your topic, from an accredited journal (i.e. The Journal of Clinical Nutrition, The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JADA, JAMA. The Journal of the American Medical Association or any other medical journal available the library or on the library’s database. You will submit the first page of the article with your paper and include a bibliography of the article read and proper citations when necessary. The final assignment will consist of the following components:
– A summary of your topic, including issues of concern or what research is being done and why.
– Include a copy of the first page of the article, bibliography and citations.
– Write a summary of the research article including who the subjects were, how many subjects were involved, what exactly was being studied, the methodology, the results and conclusion. – IN YOUR OWN WORDS
– Then write your own conclusion on the topic relating to the research your just read what you learned. Was it good science? Why? What did you come to believe about the topic?
*Topics must be specific, i.e. not simply “Vitamin A” but “Vitamin A and Cancer Prevention” or not just “Pediatric Nutrition” but “Parental Influence of Food Choices of Children.
*** Research articles must have subjects, methods, experiments and conclusions. It must be the original research NOT an arable about research. Not all articles in journals are original research, choose carefully.
**** All citations must be written in APA format (see directions). Help is available at the Library and the Writing Center
The study must be peer reviewed original research from accredited medical journals with human subjects. Avoid articles about research (i.e. reviews). They provide good information but are not the actual study itself.
On Time – 1 point lost for each day late. Will not be accepted after
Format- Spelling, grammar, sentence construction all count ______ 0-3
Must be a minimum of 500 words
Well Developed Topic
Specific nutrient link with a disease state or a life cycle. _____ 0-3
Summary of Topic
Why is the topic of interest to you?
Why do you believe it is important? _____ 0-5
Summary of Article
Who were the subjects, how many? How was the experiment
designed (methodology)? What were they looking for? What were the results? ______0-4
What was the overall conclusion of the article?
What have you come to believe about this subject?
What it good research or is there any to believe it was biased (i.e. who funded it?). _____ 0-3
Appropriate Bibliography and Citations: APA format. Refer to handout or librarian.
Include copy of first page _____ 0-2
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