[Wang, P.] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
; [Wang, P.] CAS, TPCSF, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
; [Wang, P.] Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA 23606 USA
; [Thomas, A. W.] Univ Adelaide, Sch Chem & Phys, CSSM, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
We extrapolate the first moments of the generalized parton distributions using heavy baryon chiral perturbation theory. The calculation is based on the one loop level with the finite range regularization. The description of the lattice data is satisfactory, and the extrapolated moments at physical pion mass are consistent with the results obtained with dimensional regularization, although the extrapolation in the momentum transfer to t = 0 does show sensitivity to form factor effects, which lie outside the realm of chiral perturbation theory. We discuss the significance of the results in the light of modern experiments as well as QCD inspired models.