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This section contains published content from PepsiCo sponsored research, 2010 to present. 

PepsiCo nutrition scientists are committed to the advancement of knowledge

The PepsiCo Health and Nutrition Sciences team studies the effects of nutrition on the human body, as well as the ingredients used in our products and their contribution to overall health and wellbeing. We invest in research that continues to explore the benefits of our current portfolio. This research contributes to the broader body of evidence within nutrition science to advance knowledge within the field.

These research endeavors are also used to educate practitioners and those in the nutrition science community, and to make evidence-based nutrition recommendations. 

This science-based research utilizes the appropriate validated gold-standard research methods which are monitored to ensure that the guiding principles underlying Good Clinical Practice standards are being followed. PepsiCo Health & Nutrition Sciences accomplishes this globally by partnering with academic institutions, contract research organizations as well as trade associations, based on clearly stated hypotheses and an objective analysis. 

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2021

  • A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the effects of oats and oat processing on postprandial blood glucose and insulin responses

    Musa-Veloso, K., Noori, D., Venditti, C., Poon, T., . . . Chu, Y. (2021). A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the effects of oats and oat processing on postprandial blood glucose and insulin responses. The Journal of Nutrition, 151(2), 341-351. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxaa349

  • Addition of orange pomace attenuates the acute glycemic response to orange juice in healthy adults

    Guzman, G., Xiao, D., Liska, D., Mah, E.,. . .Edirisinghe, I. (2021). Addition of orange pomace attenuates the acute glycemic response to orange juice in healthy adults. The Journal of Nutrition, nxab017. doi:10.1093/jn/nxab017

  • An apple extract beverage combined with caffeine can improve alertness, mental fatigue, and information processing speed

    Ward-Ritacco, C. L., Wilson, A. R. & O’Connor, P. J. (2021). An apple extract beverage combined with caffeine can improve alertness, mental fatigue, and information processing speed. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement. doi: 10.1007/s41465-020-00204-1

  • Cost-effective options for increasing consumption of under-consumed food groups and nutrients in the United States

    Brauchla, M., & Fulgoni, V. L. (2021). Cost-effective options for increasing consumption of under-consumed food groups and nutrients in the United States. Public Health Nutrition, 1-18. doi: 10.1017/S1368980021000537

  • Effect of oat β-glucan on affective and physical feeling states in healthy adults: Evidence for reduced headache, fatigue, anxiety and limb/joint pains

    Wolever, T. M. S., Rahn, M., Dioum, E. H., Jenkins, A. L., . . . Chu, Y. (2021). Effect of oat β-glucan on affective and physical feeling states in healthy adults: Evidence for reduced headache, fatigue, anxiety and limb/joint pains. Nutrients13(5), 1534. doi:10.3390/nu13051534

  • Effect of processing on oat β-glucan viscosity, postprandial glycemic response and subjective measures of appetite

    Ames, N., Malunga, L. N., Mollard, R., Johnson, J., . . . Thandapilly, S. J. (2021). Effect of processing on oat β-glucan viscosity, postprandial glycemic response and subjective measures of appetite. Food & Function12(8), 3672–3679. doi:10.1039/d0fo03283b

  • Fructans with varying degree of polymerization enhance the selective growth of bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis bb-12 in the human gut microbiome in vitro

    Van den Abbeele, P., Duysburgh, C., Ghyselinck, J., Goltz, S., . . . Marzorati, M. (2021). Fructans with varying degree of polymerization enhance the selective growth of bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis bb-12 in the human gut microbiome in vitro. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11(2), 1-19. doi:10.3390/app11020598

  • In vitro – in vivo validation of stimulatory effect of oat ingredients on lactobacilli

    Duysburgh, C., Van den Abbeele, P., Kamil, A., Fleige, L., . . . Marzorati, M. (2021). In vitro-in vivo validation of stimulatory effect of oat ingredients on lactobacilli. Pathogens10(2), 235. doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10020235

  • Serum metabolomics reveals underlying mechanisms of cholesterol-lowering effects of oat consumption: A randomized controlled trial in a mildly hypercholesterolemic population

    Xu, D., Wang, S., Feng, M., Shete, V., . . . Yang, Y. (2021). Serum metabolomics reveals underlying mechanisms of cholesterol-lowering effects of oat consumption: A randomized controlled trial in a mildly hypercholesterolemic population. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, e2001059. doi:10.1002/mnfr.202001059

  • Sweet taste perceptions and preferences may not be associated with food intakes or obesity

    Kamil, A. & Wilson, A. R. (2021) Sweet taste perceptions and preferences may not be associated with food intakes or obesity. Nutrition Today, 56(2), 62-69, doi: 10.1097/NT.0000000000000473

  • The role of oat nutrients in the immune system: A narrative review

    Chen, O., Mah, E., Dioum, E., Marwaha, A., . . . Chu, Y. (2021). The role of oat nutrients in the immune system: A narrative review. Nutrients13(4), 1048. doi:10.3390/nu13041048

  • Trends in vitamin C consumption in the United States: 1999–2018

    Brauchla, M., Dekker, M. J., & Rehm, C. D. (2021). Trends in vitamin C consumption in the United States: 1999–2018. Nutrients, 13(2), 420. doi:10.3390/nu13020420

  • Understanding whole grain awareness and consumption in select Indian cohorts

    Madan, J., Hussain, N., Joshi, S., Mehra, J., . . . Thomas, J. (2021). Understanding whole grain awareness and consumption in select Indian cohorts. Journal Indian Medical Association, 119(1), 88-94.

2020

  • A randomized, crossover study of the acute cognitive and cerebral blood flow effects of phenolic, nitrate and botanical beverages in young, healthy humans

    Jackson, P. A., Wightman, E. L., Veasey, R., Forster, J., . . . Kennedy, D. O. (2020). A randomized, crossover study of the acute cognitive and cerebral blood flow effects of phenolic, nitrate and botanical beverages in young, healthy humans. Nutrients, 12(8), 1-16. doi:10.3390/nu12082254

  • A snack formulated with ingredients to slow carbohydrate digestion and absorption reduces the glycemic response in humans: A randomized controlled trial

    Rebello, C. J., Johnson, W. D., Pan, Y., Larrivee, S., . . . Greenway, F. L. (2020). A snack formulated with ingredients to slow carbohydrate digestion and absorption reduces the glycemic response in humans: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medicinal Food, 23(1), 21-28. doi:10.1089/jmf.2019.0097

  • Association of whole-grain and dietary fiber intake with cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents

    Fulgoni, V. L., Brauchla, M., Fleige, L., & Chu, Y. (2020). Association of whole-grain and dietary fiber intake with cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents. Nutrition and Health, 26(3), 243-251. doi:10.1177/0260106020928664

  • Avenanthramide supplementation reduces eccentric exercise-induced inflammation in young men and women

    Zhang, T., Zhao, T., Zhang, Y., Liu, T., . . . Ji, L. L. (2020). Avenanthramide supplementation reduces eccentric exercise-induced inflammation in young men and women. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 17, 41. doi:10.1186/s12970-020-00368-3

  • Contribution of 100% fruit juice to micronutrient intakes in the United States, United Kingdom and Brazil

    Mitchell, E. S., Musa-Veloso, K., Fallah, S., Lee, H. Y., . . . Gibson, S. (2020). Contribution of 100% fruit juice to micronutrient intakes in the United States, United Kingdom and Brazil. Nutrients, 12(5), 1258. doi:10.3390/nu12051258

  • Daily eating frequency in US adults: Associations with low-calorie sweeteners, body mass index, and nutrient intake (NHANES 2007–2016)

    Hunt, K. J., St. Peter, J. V., Malek, A. M., Vrana-Diaz, C., . . . Greenberg, D. (2020). Daily eating frequency in US adults: Associations with low-calorie sweeteners, body mass index, and nutrient intake (NHANES 2007–2016). Nutrients, 12(9), 1-16. doi:10.3390/nu12092566

  • Emerging science on whole grain intake and inflammation

    Sang S., Idehen E., Zhao Y., & Chu Y. (2020). Emerging science on whole grain intake and inflammation. Nutrition Reviews, 71(S1), 21-28. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuz079