Soda Consumption and Cerebral Vascular Function

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Investigate how soda ingestion influences cerebral vascular function.

Project description

We have shown that the ingestion of soda with high-fructose content augments cardiovascular responses during physiological stress. However, it is not known if soda influences cerebral vascular function. We will determine if soda ingesting influences cerebral vascular function.

Project outcome

Students will present the data at the School of Public Health and Health Professions Perry Poster Day and/or a national conference.

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment About a semester (3-5 months)
Start time  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Level of collaboration Large group collaboration (4+ students)    
Benefits Academic credit
Who is eligible

CPR and AED certified

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors    

Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.

Project mentor

Blair Johnson

Assistant Professor

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Phone: (716) 829-6789



To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:

  1. Guide you in setting your goals and intentions as well as gaining additional context,
  2. Enhance your collaboration with your mentor/partner,
  3. Support your reflection and help you integrate your learning with your academic and professional goals.

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Preparation guidance

Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project: