Research Subject Recruitment

Would you like to be a subject in a nutrition research trial? The following studies are recruiting for subjects:

Study on helping childbearing-age women make informed decisions regarding seafood consumption

The Department of Nutrition Science is inviting women ages 18-45 who are pregnant and/or nursing to join its USDA study on improving fish advisories to keep moms and babies healthy and safe.

A participant recruitment event will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. today (May 29) at the West Lafayette Public Library, 208 W. Columbia St.

Screening and enrollment will take approximately 15 minutes. The study is completed online and takes approximately two hours. Eligible participants who complete the study will be sent two, $25 Walmart gift cards.

For more information, contact Selena at baker236@purdue.edu.

Effects of the daily timing of protein intake on changes in body composition, muscle and health with weight lifting and weight loss

Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science, is conducting a research study that will look at how within-day patterning of protein intake (even vs. skewed) combined with resistance training will influence changes in body composition, skeletal muscle, and health during weight loss.

For this 18-week study, participants will come to the Purdue Clinical Research Center for eight testing days, which are before (baseline) and at the end of a 16-week weight loss intervention consisting of a controlled diet and resistance training program. Dietary counseling, gym memberships and personal trainers will be provided. Testing days will include measures of body composition (including muscle size), muscle strength and fitness, and clinical health parameters (i.e., blood pressure).

Participants will receive $1,000 for completing the study.

Men and women age 19 to 50 who are overweight, in general good health, nonsmoker, non-pregnant, and interested in participating in this study should contact Jan Green at jkgreen@purdue.edu or 49-47660 for more information.

Study investigating effect of protein and fiber at breakfast on brain activity, appetite and health

Megan McCrory, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Science, and her research team are recruiting men and women age 21-45 to participate in a research study. Participants also must be nonsmokers and have a body mass index between 25 and 29.9. (Those interested can check their BMI at www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm.)

The purpose of this research study is to examine the impact of eating varying amounts of protein and fiber at breakfast on brain activity, appetite, blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

The study will take a minimum of 15-16 weeks to complete. Participants will complete one week of baseline testing and four two-week "breakfast given" phases, each separated by two-week "usual diet" phases. During each of the four two-week breakfast given phases, participants will be provided with and asked to eat specific breakfast meals every day. Participants will eat their usual diets during the usual diet phases. During the study, researchers will perform brain scans using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), measure diet, perform blood draws and measure 24-hour blood sugar profile.

Participants will be given a $450 stipend at the completion of the study.

Men and women age 21-45 who are interested in participating in this study are encouraged to contact Drew Sayer at sayer@purdue.edu or 49-48313 for additional information.

Study on the impact of drinking common beverages with breakfast on blood glucose and insulin levels

Participants are being sought to participate in a study that will look at how drinking different common beverages (milk, low-fat milk, nonfat milk, orange juice, coffee and water) with a meal changes blood sugar and insulin levels after eating.

Participants will come to Purdue Clinical Research Center on six mornings separated by at least one week. On each of the mornings, participants will consume a breakfast with one cup of a beverage. Blood samples will be taken before and every 30 minutes after eating for four hours to test blood sugar and insulin levels. Each test day will last about five hours.

Measurements include calories and nutrients in the participant's diet, weight/height/lean tissue, and blood glucose and insulin levels. Participants will receive $500 for completing the study.

Men and women ages 35 to 65 who are overweight, nonsmoking, not pregnant and interested in participating in this study should contact Jia Li at milks37@purdue.edu or 49-41706 for more information.

The principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science.

Almonds and weight management study

Participants are needed by the Department of Nutrition Science to study the role of almonds in weight management. 

The principal investigator for the study is Richard Mattes, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science.

Men and women age 18-60, overweight but generally in good health, who have no nut allergies and who are interested in participating in this study should contact Jaapna at almeal@purdue.edu.  Participants may earn up to $200 upon completion of the study.

 

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