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College of the Environment
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University of Rhode Island,
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Kathleen J. Melanson
Associate Professor

Office:

Telephone:

Email:

202A Ranger Hall

(401) 874-4477

kmelanson@uri.edu

Education

  • Postdoc, 1999 Maastricht University, The Netherlands (appetite physiology)
  • Ph.D., 1996, Tufts University School of Nutrition (Metabolic Nutrition)
  • M.S., 1990, The Pennsylvania State University (Nutrition)
  • B.S., 1987, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Teaching

  • NFS207 General Nutrition (Fall & Spring)
  • NFS360 Sports Nutrition (Spring)
  • NFS551 Macronutrients in Human Health(Fall)
  • NFS491 & 492 Independent study in Energy Metabolism laboratory (Fall & Spring)

Research Areas

My areas of interest are energy and macronutrient metabolism, metabolic regulation and energy balance, body weight regulation and management, nutrition and physical activity and chronic disease prevention.

Selected Publications

  • Melanson KJ. Relationships of nutrition with depression and anxiety. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine; 2007; 1 (3): 171-174.
  • Melanson KJ. Physiological appetite regulation and body weight management: From principles to practice. American Overseas Dietetic Association Newsletter 2002; 25: 6-14.
  • Melanson KJ. Nutrition for women in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 2008; 2 (3): 214-218.
  • Dwyer J, Melanson KJ. Dietary Treatment of Obesity. In “Endotext ”, 2nd edition; Caro, J, editor. 2007; http://www.endotext.com/obesity/index.htm
  • Melanson KJ. Diet and metabolic syndrome. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine; 2008; 2 (2): 113-117.
  • Melanson KJ. Dietary approaches to promoting healthy eating in children. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine; 2008; 2 (1): 26-29
  • Melanson KJ. Dietary considerations in obesity treatment. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine; 2007; 1 (6): 433-436.
  • Roberts SB, Ferland G, Young VR, Morrow F, Heyman MB, Melanson KJ, Gullans SR, Dallal GE. Objective verification of dietary intake by measurements of urine osmolality. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1991; 54: 774-782.
  • Melanson KJ. Diet, nutrition, and osteoartritis. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine; 2007; 1 (4): 260-263.
  • Sawaya AL, Young VR, Fuss P, Dallal G, Melanson KJ, Roberts SB. The effects of meal palatability on the thermic effect of feeding in young and elderly men. Obesity Research 1993; Vol. 1, Suppl. 2:76S.
  • Melanson KJ. Practical dietary approaches to reducing risk of cardiovascular diseases. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 2007; 1 (2): 95-98.
  • Melanson KJ. Dietary factors in reducing risk of cardiovascular diseases. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 2007; 1 (1): 24-28.
  • Melanson KJ. Food intake regulation in body weight management: A Primer. Nutrition Today 2004; 39 (5): 203-215.
  • Melanson KJ, McInnis KJ, Rippe JM. Modern management of obesity: The Value of a multidisciplinary approach. In: “Lifestyle Obesity Management ”. Foreyt J, Poston W, McInnis K, Rippe J. Blackwell Science (London), 2003.
  • Melanson KJ, Meigs JB, McInnis KJ, Rippe JM. Managing obesity to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and other conditions. In: “Lifestyle Obesity Management ”. Foreyt J, Poston W, McInnis K, Rippe J. Blackwell Science (London), 2003.
  • Melanson KJ, Angelopoulos TJ, Nguyen VT, Lowndes J, JM Rippe. High Fructose Corn Syrup, Energy Intake and Appetite Regulation. In Press: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2008.
  • Melanson KJ. Diet and nutrients in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine; 2007; 1 (5): 339-343.
  • Melanson KJ, Westerterp-Plantenga MS, Saris WHM, Smith FJ, Campfield LA. Blood glucose patterns and appetite in time-blinded humans: Carbohydrate versus fat. American Journal of Physiology (277): Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology 1999; 46: R337-R345.
  • Andrade A, Greene GW, Melanson KJ. Eating slowly led to decreases in energy intake within meals in healthy women. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2008; 108 (7): 1186-1191.
  • Melanson KJ, , Angelopoulos TJ, Rippe JM. Effects of high-fructose corn syrup and sucrose consumption on circulating glucose, leptin, ghrelin, and on appetite in lean women. Nutrition: The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutrition Sciences 2007; 23: 103-112.
  • Melanson KJ, Angelopoulos TJ, Geise TJ, Legowski PL, Rippe JM. Consumption of whole grains during weight loss: Effects on dietary quality, dietary fiber, magnesium, vitamin B6, and obesity. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2006; 106 (9): 1380-1393.
  • Melanson KJ, Dell’Olio J, Carpenter MR, Angelopoulos TJ. Changes in multiple health outcomes at 12 and 24 weeks, resulting from 12 weeks of exercise with or without dietary counseling in obese adults. Nutrition: The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutrition Sciences 2004; 20 (10): 849-856.
  • Melanson KJ, Gootman J, Myrdal A, Kline G, Rippe JM. Weight loss and total lipid profile in overweight women consuming beef or chicken as the primary protein source. Nutrition: The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutrition Sciences 2003; 19: 409-414.
  • Westerterp-Plantenga MS, Kovacs EM, Melanson KJ. Habitual meal frequency and energy intake regulation in partially temporally isolated men. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders 2002; 26(1): 102-110.
  • Melanson KJ. Exercise nutrition for adults older than 40 years. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 2008; 2 (4): 285-289.
  • Kovacs EMR; Westerterp-Plantenga MS, Saris WHM, Melanson KJ, Goossens I, Geurten P, Brouns F. The effect of guar gum addition to a semisolid meal on appetite related to blood glucose, in dieting men. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2002 56(8): 771-778.
  • Melanson KJ & Dwyer J. Popular Diets for Treatment of Overweight and Obesity. In: “Handbook of Obesity Treatment ” Wadden TA & Stunkard AJ, eds.; The Guilford Press, New York, London; 2002.
  • Melanson KJ, Westerterp-Plantenga MS, Saris WHM, Campfield LA. Appetite and blood glucose profiles in humans following glycogen-depleting exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology 1999; 87 (3): 947-954.
  • Melanson KJ, Westerterp-Plantenga MS, Saris WHM, Campfield LA. Blood glucose and meal patterns in time-blinded humans, after aspartame, carbohydrate, and fat consumption, related to sweetness perception. British Journal of Nutrition 1999: 82; 437-446.
  • Melanson KJ, Saltzman E, Vinken AG, Russell R, Roberts SB. The effects of age on postprandial thermogenesis at four graded energetic challenges: Findings in young and older women. J.Gerontology: Biological Sciences 1998;53A(6):B409-14
  • Melanson KJ, Greenberg AS, Ludwig DS, Saltzman E, Dallal GE, Roberts SB. Blood glucose and hormonal responses to small and large meals in healthy young and older women. J.Gerontology: Biological Sciences 1998; 53A (4): B299-B305.
  • Melanson KJ, Saltzman E, Russell R, Roberts SB. Fat oxidation in response to four graded energetic challenges in young and older women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1997; 66: 860-866.
  • Melanson KJ, Saltzman E, Russel R, Roberts SB. Postabsorptive and postprandial energy expenditure and substrate oxidation do not change during the menstrual cycle in young women. Journal of Nutrition 1996; 126: 2531-2538.
  • Kovacs EMR, Westerterp-Plantenga MS, Saris WHM, Melanson KJ, Goossens I, Geurten P, Brouns F. Associations between spontaneous meal initiations and blood glucose dynamics in overweight men in negative energy balance. The British Journal of Nutrition 2002; 87 (1): 39-45.
  • Kresge D, Greene GW, Hurd C, Balestracci K, Wei W, Melanson KJ. Relationships of circulating ghrelin with biomarkers of satiety, appetite, and subject characteristics in young adults. Experimental Biology 2006.
  • Melanson KJ, McInnis KJ, Rippe JM. Obesity and Health: Public Policy Implications and Recommendations. In: “Lifestyle Obesity Management ”. Foreyt J, Poston W, McInnis K, Rippe J. Blackwell Science (London), 2003.
  • Andrade AM, Melanson KJ. Is eating slowly a potential strategy to maximize satiety? Experimental Biology 2007; 21 (5): A534.5.
  • Melanson KJ, Andrade AM. Self-reported and actual eating rates: relationships with body fat and food intake regulation. Experimental Biology 2007;21(5): A367.3.
  • Andrade AM, Melanson KJ. Eating rate and satiation when water intake is controlled. Obesity 2007; 15 (9S): A219.
  • Kresge DL, Melanson KJ. Active and total ghrelin and their ratio following whole and refined grain breakfasts. Obesity 2007; 15 (9S): A187.
  • Kresge DL, Melanson KJ. Matched whole and refined grain breakfasts produce similar ghrelin, appetite, and metabolic responses. Obesity 2007; 15 (9S): A187.
  • Andrade AM, Melanson KJ. Self-reported eating rates reflect spontaneous eating rates: Relationships with body fat and dietary behaviors. ISBNPA 2008.
  • Melanson KJ, Zuckley L, Lowndes J, Angelopoulos TJ, Rippe JM. Similar effects of high-fructose corn syrup and sucrose consumption on circulating glucose, leptin, ghrelin, and on appetite in lean women. Experimental Biology 2006.
  • Greene GW, Andrade AM, Melanson KJ, Hoerr S, Kattelmann K. Eating Rate and Body Mass Index in College Students. JADA 2008.
  • Melanson KJ. Individual Characteristics Influencing Appetite Regulation. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 38 (Suppl. 5):50. 2006.
  • Andrade A, Melanson KJ. Eating rate and satiation. Obesity 2006; 14 (9S): A6.
  • Lowndes J, Zukley L, Paul M, Nguyen V, Knapp D, Brosnahan J, Summers A., Melanson K, et al. Replacement of sucrose with High Fructose Corn Syrup does not alter ad libitum energy intake. Obesity 2006; 14 (9S): A183.
  • Melanson KJ, Greene G, Schembre S. Lifestyle and physiological predictors of cognitive dietary behaviors as determinants of weight gain in college students. Obesity 2006; 14 (9S): A226.
  • Schembre S, Greene G, Melanson KJ. Assessment of the use of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire to predict VO2max. Obesity 2006; 14 (9S): A145.
  • St. Hillaire B, Melanson KJ. Body composition assessment by four different methods in college students. Obesity 2006; 14 (9S): A223.
  • Zuckley L, Lowndes J, Melanson KJ Nguyen V, Angelopoulos, Rippe JM. The effect of HFCS on triglycerides in obese females. Obesity 2007; 15 (9S): A156.
  • Andrade AM, Kresge DL, Melanson KJ. Rate of energy consumption: Influence on 3-hour postprandial metabolism, appetite and energy intake in healthy women. Submitted to American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
  • Dwyer J & Melanson KJ. Popular Diets. In: “Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook ”, Second Edition. Fairburn CG & Brownell KD, eds. 2002; Guilford Publications, Inc., New York.
  • Dwyer J & Melanson KJ. Dietary Treatment of Obesity. In “Endotext ”, Caro, J, editor. 2002; http://www.endotext.com/obesity/index.htm
  • Ribisl PM, McInnis KJ, Melanson KJ, Rippe JM. The next Y2K problem - Obesity: genes, gluttony or sloth? American Journal of Medicine and Sports 2001;3:171-79.
  • Melanson KJ, McInnis KJ, Rippe JM, Blackburn G, Wilson PF. Obesity and cardiovascular disease risk: Research Update. Cardiology Review 2001;9(4):202-7
  • Rippe JM, McInnis KJ, Melanson KJ. Physician involvement in the management of obesity as a primary medical condition. Obesity Research 2001 Nov; 9 (suppl. 4): 302S – 311S.
  • Melanson KJ, Westerterp-Plantenga MS, Campfield LA, Saris WHM. "Short term regulation of food intake in humans." In: "Regulation of Food Intake and Energy Expenditure." Eds: M.S.Westerterp-Plantenga, A.B.Steffens, & A.Tremblay. Edra, Milan, Italy; 1999.
  • Zuckley L, Lowndes J, Nguyen V, Brosnahan J, Summers A, Melanson KJ, et al. Consumption of beverages sweetened with HFCS & sucrose produce similar glucose, leptin, insulin, & ghrelin in obese females. Experimental Biology 2007.
  • Kresge DL, Melanson KJ. Postprandial variations in acylated and total ghrelin suggests plausibility of peripheral acylation of ghrelin. Submitted to Journal of Clinical Endrocrinology and Metabolism.
  • Wei W, Melanson KJ. Metabolic & appetitive responses to test drinks sweetened by fructose or glucose in overweight males. Obesity 2006; 14 (9S): A218.
  • Melanson KJ, Zuckley L, Lowndes J, Angelopoulos TJ, Rippe JM. Type 2 diabetes risk reduction in overweight and obese adults through multidisciplinary group sessions: Effects of meeting attendance. Submitted to Diabetes Care.
  • Angelopoulos TJ, Zuckley L, Melanson KJ, Nguyen V, Huffman A. Short-term responses of Postprandial Triglycerides, Uric Acid, and Endocrine Mediators of Energy Balance Consumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup or Sucrose Beverages with Meals. Submitted to Journal of Nutrition.
  • Melanson KJ, Lowndes J, Nguyen VT, Angelopoulos TJ, Rippe JM. Comparison of Health Outcomes in Overweight and Obese Adults undergoing three different weight loss interventions. Submitted to American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
  • Andrade AM, Melanson KJ. Within-meal eating rate and 1-hour appetite in slow, medium, and fast paced eaters. (SSIB) Appetite 2008.
  • Kresge DL, Melanson KJ. Venous versus capillary blood for the purposes of postprandial glucose testing in humans. (SSIB) Appetite 2008.
  • Andrade A, Melanson KJ. Eating Rate and Satiation with a Caloric Beverage. FASEB Journal 2008.
  • Melanson KJ. Meeting highlights from the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior 1998. Am. Overseas Dietetic Assoc. Newsletter 1998; 21 (3): 12-13.
 
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