Leah M. Phillips

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Unilateral chorda tympani nerve sectioning was combined with institution of a sodium-restricted diet in adult rats to determine the role that environment has on the functional properties of regenerating taste receptor cells. Rats receiving chorda tympani sectioning but no dietary manipulation (cut controls) and rats receiving only the dietary manipulation(More)
Soon after adult rats receive unilateral chorda tympani nerve section in combination with dietary sodium restriction, neural taste responses recorded from the intact, contralateral chorda tympani nerve are substantially reduced. We hypothesized that the immune system is compromised in sodium-restricted rats, which leads to functional alterations in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity among youth is related to a decline in physical activity, and data on physical activity levels among children in elementary and middle schools are limited. METHODS We leveraged a community-school district-university partnership in Sarasota County, Florida, in May of 2005 to assess physical activity levels among tweens (youth aged 9-13(More)
Rats restricted of dietary NaCl prenatally and thereafter exhibit abnormally low electrophysiological chorda tympani taste responses to sodium stimuli as adults. Recovery of responses can be induced by ingestion of NaCl, even at adulthood. To examine whether milk from sodium-replete mothers enables functional recovery in sodium-restricted rats, we recorded(More)
The benefits of physical activity for adolescents are well established. Multi-level interventions may be especially effective in establishing and sustaining health-enhancing behaviors. This study explored the influences of a multi-level community intervention aimed at increasing physical activity among tweens (youth 9-13). Two Florida school districts far(More)
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