Research Subject Recruitment

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

Learning fat taste

The Department of Nutrition Science is looking for participants for a study on how humans learn the taste of different types of fat.

Compensation is $10 per hour, and the study is expected to take a total of up to approximately 22 hours.

Healthy men and women ages 18-60 and who are available for the next three months (participants must be in the West Lafayette area over summer break) are eligible to participate.

Those interested in participating should contact Cori at crunnin@purdue.edu.

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 effect of dietary protein intake and weight loss on skeletal muscle

Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science, is conducting a research study to assess the effect of dietary protein intake and weight loss on skeletal muscle in men and women ages 35 to 65.

The study includes eight days of testing spread over 20 weeks of time.

Men and women ages 35 to 65, in general good health, slightly overweight, nonsmoking, nondiabetic and interested in participating in this study should contact Jan Green at jkgreen@purdue.edu or 49-46000 for more information. Refer to the study as S-28 when responding.

Compensation of $800 will be given following the completion of the study.

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.

Study on how food form and sweetener relate to hormones

Particpants are needed by the Department of Nutrition Science to study how food form and sweetener relate to hormones. 

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

Men and women age 18-50, above average weight and who are interested in participating in this study should contact Jan Lee at jyxlee@purdue.edu.

 

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