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Researcher: Michael Pariza

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Areas of Expertise
  • Dietary aspects of carcinogenesis
  • Biological significance of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
  • Physiological effects of CLA
  • Food and CLA content
  • Conjugated linoleic acid in foods and feeds
  • Diet and cancer
Web Site Michael Pariza's University Web Page
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 7,365,099 - Animal body fat control, issued April 2008.
  • 6,908,946 - Conjugated nonadecadienoic acid compositions, issued June 2005.
  • 6,482,434 - Method for reducing adverse effects of a weight loss regimen, issued November 2002.
  • 6,395,782 - Method of increasing longevity and preventing body weight wasting in autoimmune disease by using conjugated linoleic acid, issued May 2002.
  • 6,113,973 - Eggs enriched with conjugated linoleic acid, issued September 2000.
USPTO Published Applications
Recent Publication(s)
  • Total antioxidant capacity is significantly lower in cocaine-dependent and methamphetamine-dependent patients relative to normal controls: Results from a preliminary study. Walker J, Winhusen T, Storkson JM, Lewis D, Pariza MW, Somoza E, Somoza V. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2014 November;29(6):537-543.
  • Grazing increases the concentration of CLA in dairy cow milka. Lahlou MN, Kanneganti R, Massingill LJ, Broderick GA, Park Y, Pariza MW, Ferguson JD, Wu Z. Animal. 2014 April 30:1-10. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Identification of coffee components that stimulate dopamine release from pheochromocytoma cells (PC-12). Walker J, Rohm B, Lang R, Pariza MW, Hofmann T, Somoza V. Food Chem Toxicol. 2012 February;50(2):390-398. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2011.09.041. Epub 2011 October 13.
  • Determining the safety of enzymes used in animal feed. Pariza MW, Cook M. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2010 April;56(3):332-342. doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2009.10.005. Epub 2009 October 30.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Aova Technology Inc
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Food Sciences, Animal Sciences, Nutrition Sciences, Food Research Institute
  • University of Massachusetts, Food Science
  • Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
  • University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center
  • University of Vienna, Nutritional and Physiological Chemistry
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-6955
Current University UW–Madison
Department Food Science
Title Emeritus Professor
Other Appointments Director Emeritus, Food Research Institute
Address Line 1 176 Microbial Sciences
Address Line 2 1550 Linden Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., UW–Madison, Bacteriology, 1967
Master's Degree M.S., Kansas State University, Microbiology, 1969
PhD Ph.D., Kansas State University, Microbiology, 1973
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Using Conjugated Linoleic Acid to Inhibit Cyclooxygenase-2 and Reduce Inflammation

Conjugated Nonadecadienoic Acid (CNA) Reduces Body Fat and Inhibits LPL Activity

Use of Lipoxygenase Inhibitors to Control Body Fat

Method for Reducing Adverse Effects of a Weight Loss Regimen

Method of Increasing Longevity and Preventing Body Weight Wasting in Autoimmune Disease by Using CLA