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Vanguard Medical Advisory Board

Among the medical advisory boards convened and coordinated by Academic Network was the Vanguard Research Group, whose members participated in the development and clinical testing of the Intelligent Quisine food product line for the Campbell Soup Company.
For this board, Academic Network brought together physician scientists whose specialties included nutrition, cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology, physiology, metabolism, epidemiology, and biostatistics and informatics.

The eight-person board comprised members of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science and current and past presidents of the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Federation for Clinical Research, Canadian Hypertension Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science.

During its five-year tenure, this board oversaw four randomized clinical trials at 10 medical centers in the United States and Canada. The studies included more than 1,100 participants with hypertension, dyslipidemia and/or Type 2 diabetes and ranged from 10 to 52 weeks in length.

The observed clinical effects of the product line were subsequently published in several major medical journals and presented at numerous national and international medical society meetings.