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Marta Van Loan

Marta Van Loan

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


(530) 752-4160


Research Interests

Dr. Van Loan’s research focus has been on the effects of nutrition, exercise, and eating behaviors on body composition and bone health. She has conducted a wide variety of clinical studies aimed at validation of body composition techniques and their use on clinical trials and field settings. She has also conducted controlled feeding studies to examine weight loss induced bone, effects of soy isoflavones on bone metabolism. More recently she has designed human clinical studies to explore the inter-relationship among the skeletal, immune and endocrine systems from a whole body physiology perspective.