Volunteers are needed for the following projects:

 

High Fat Diet Study

Volunteers needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism.

Participants must be:

-Males between the ages of 18-40

-Not currently taking any medications

-Non-smokers

-Without any major medical problems

-Willing to eat a high fat diet for 5 days

You will receive extensive health information. You may receive up to $400 to compensate you for your time. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Kris Osterberg at 540-231-0923 or heartlab@vt.edu

Research Study

Volunteers needed for a study examining whether endurance training influences skeletal muscle.

Participants must be:

·         Male

·         Between the ages of 18-40

·         Run an average of 5 hours per week and compete in 2 events in the past 12 months

·         Not currently taking any medications

·         Non-smokers

·         Without any major medical problems

·         Willing to eat a high fat meal

·         Willing to have your blood drawn, a muscle biopsy, and a fitness test

 

You will receive extensive health information.  You will be compensated $50 per biopsy.  The total amount possible for participation is $100. 

 

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in this research study, please contact Madlyn Frisard or Mike Tarpey at the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Virginia Tech.

 

phone: (540) 231-9994            e-mail: frisardm@vt.edu         or     tarpeym@vt.edu

 

Prebiotic Research Study

Volunteers needed for a study examining how prebiotic (a type of fiber found in certain fibers and supplements) influence heart health and metabolism.

 

Participants must be:

 

·         Adults between the ages of 40-75

·         Overweight or obese (body mass index between 25-40 kg/m2)

·         Not currently taking any blood pressure or diabetes medications

·         Non-smokers

·         Without any major medical problems

·         Willing to eat a controlled study diet for 6 weeks

 

If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or you have taken antibiotics in the past 3 months you are not eligible for this study.

 

You will receive information on your blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat, and other health information.  You may receive up to $400 to compensate you for your time. 

 

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in this research study, please contact the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Virginia Tech by email: heartlab@vt.edu  and complete a brief survey at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1405607591435