Laura Acosta University of Florida

Laura Acosta

Senior Lecturer (914) 523-7224
  • Gainesville FL UNITED STATES
  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Laura Acosta specializes in clinical nutrition care, diagnosing malnutrition and the integration of fitness and nutrition.

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Laura Acosta's expertise is in clinical nutrition care, diagnosing malnutrition and the integration of fitness and nutrition for optimal wellness. Laura is a is a registered dietitian nutritionist with UF/IFAS.

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Nutrition
Green Tea
Tea Catechins

Media Appearances

What’s the absolute worst food people eat?

Reader's Digest  online


Is gluten-free food healthier? Is low-carb the only way to lose weight? Is sugar the devil's food? You have questions. We have expert answers.

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What Is Reverse Dieting? Can It Help to Maintain Weight Loss?

U.S. News & World Report  online


If you've ever lost weight through dieting and then tried to maintain the weight loss, then you know how challenging that can be. One reason for this is that it's easy to want to indulge after weeks and months of counting calories, exercising more frequently and tracking what you eat.

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National Nutrition Month Advice: Eat More Fresh, Fewer Processed Foods

Growing America  online


Nutrients from fresh foods give you “more bang for your nutritional buck,” says a registered dietitian with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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The Effect of 12-Month Green Tea Extract Supplementation and Impact of Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Genotype on Blood Pressure in Women Who Are Post-menopause

Current Developments in Nutrition

Laura Acosta, et. al


Green tea extract is thought to have antihypertensive properties, potentially mediated by epigallocatechin gallate. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of GTE supplementation on blood pressure among postmenopausal women with elevated BP or hypertension. This study was a secondary analysis of the Minnesota Green Tea Trial, a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded trial in which healthy, postmenopausal women were randomized to consume GTE or placebo, daily for 12 months.

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