Marta Van Loan, Ph.D.

Marta Van Loan

Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutrition
Scientist, USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center


Research Interests

My research focus has been on the effects of nutrition, exercise, and eating behaviors on body composition and bone health. I have conducted a wide variey of clincial studies aimed at validation of body composition techniques and their use on clinical trials and field settings.  I have conducted  controlled feeding studies to exmine weight loss induced bone, effects of soy isoflavones on bone metabolism. More recently I have designed human clinical studies to explore the inter-relationship among the skeletal, immune and endocrine systems from a whole body physiology perspective.