F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel, Switzerland
Roche's Vitamins and Fine Chemicals Division is the world's largest producer of vitamins and carotenoids. The knowledge obtained through Roche's human and animal research programs constitute an important contribution towards the prevention of disease around the world.
- Analysis of Relationship Between Vitamin Status and Psychological Functioning
- Data Management for Infant Nutrition Study
Analysis of the Relationship Between Vitamin Status and Psychological Functioning
An Investigation by Prof. David Benton, University College, Swansea
The statistical assessment of this study, done by a team from Hochkoeppler Initiatives, Basel and MSI AG, Buchs using WIDAS software gave a clear indication of the favourable effects of vitamin supplementation on mood, feelings of well-being and mental performance. The full range of statistical methods integrated in WIDAS was applied to this task, from descriptive statistics, parametric and non-parametric tests, data transforms, graphics, multiple correlation and multivariate analysis.
Data Management for Infant Nutrition Study
The Vitamins and Fine Chemicals Division of Roche entrusted Hochkoeppler Initiatives of Basel with the setting up and maintenance of the study database for a double-blind, randomized study that compared the effect of standard milk formula with and without the addition of borage oil and/or fish oil on the arachidonic acid status in prematurely born babies. WIDAS was used to design data entry forms, to manage the data in a relational database and, at the conclusion of the study, to produce the data extracts required by Roche for final evaluation.
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