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International award for PhD student’s body fat, heart disease research

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Research that helps identify how age, sex and ethnicity can impact body fat and risk for early cardiovascular disease was nationally recognized by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD). University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Jonathan Bennett, a nutritional sciences PhD student, under the mentorship of UH Cancer Center researcher John Shepherd, will receive the Best Research Abstract Award from ISCD at its annual meeting on March 31, in Chicago, Illinois.

Recent Publications by Jonathan Bennett
Maskarinec G, Shvetsov Y, Wong MC, Cataldi D, Bennett J, Garber AK, et al. Predictors of visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue and muscle density: The ShapeUp! Kids study. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases [Internet]. 2023 Dec 19;
Bennett JP, Quon BK, Fan B, Liu E, Kazemi L, Villegas-Valle RC, et al. Visceral adipose tissue reference data computed for GE HealthCare DXA from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data set. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2023 Oct 5;
Bennett JP, Fan B, Liu E, Kazemi L, Wu XP, Zhou HD, et al. Standardization of dual-energy x-ray visceral adipose tissue measures for comparison across clinical imaging systems. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2023 Oct 3;
Garber AK, Bennett JP, Wong MC, Tian IY, Maskarinec G, Kennedy SF, et al. Cross-sectional assessment of body composition and detection of malnutrition risk in participants with low Body Mass Index and eating disorders using 3D optical surface scans. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition [Internet]. 2023 Aug 19;
Wong MC, Bennett JP, Quon B, Leong LT, Tian IY, Liu YE, et al. Accuracy and Precision of 3D Optical Imaging for Body Composition by Age, BMI, and Ethnicity. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition [Internet]. 2023 Jul 19;

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