"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates
Volunteers Needed for Blueberries and Cardiovascular Health Study
The Functional Foods and Human Health Laboratory in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University is currently seeking men and postmenopausal women to participate in a research study investigating the effects of wild blueberries on blood pressure and vascular health.
If you would like to join our study, please complete this survey or for more information about the study, please contact the Functional Foods and Human Health Laboratory via:
Phone: (970) 491-0464
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Who can participate?
- Men and postmenopausal women between the ages of 40-75 years
- Slightly elevated blood pressure or stage 1-hypertension
- Systolic blood pressure (top number) between 120 and 140, and/or diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) between 80 and 89
- Other inclusion and exclusion criteria apply and will be evaluated through a phone and in-person screening
- Measures of blood pressure and cardiovascular health, including vascular (blood vessel) function
- Monetary compensation up to $200 for participation
What is involved?
Participants will be asked to consume a randomly assigned treatment daily for 12 weeks (either 22 g freeze-dried wild blueberry powder or 22 g placebo powder). Participants will complete initial screening tests and qualified participants will undergo cardiovascular testing and provision of samples such as blood and urine. Involvement in the study will last 12 weeks and involvement will consist of four test visits over this period (visits last between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours). Participants will receive financial compensation of up to $200 for their time. The study will take place on the CSU campus in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
The Principal Investigator is Associate Professor Sarah A. Johnson, Ph.D., RDN of CSU’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She can be reached at email@example.com or (970) 491-3807.
This research study has been approved by CSU’s Institutional Review Board, Protocol # 1775. The Functional Foods and Human Health Laboratory is located in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, in the College of Health and Human Sciences at CSU.