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Research / Discovery

Volunteers required for weight loss/blood sugar study

February 7, 2014

The Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory is seeking volunteers to participate in a study evaluating the effectiveness of a dietary supplement that may promote weight loss and improve control of blood sugar.

The Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the Colorado State University is seeking volunteers to participate in a study evaluating the effectiveness of a dietary supplement that may promote weight loss and improve control of blood sugar. The supplement will contain only natural ingredients (curcumin and alpha-lipoic acid).

Volunteers should be aged 18 to 65 years, and have a body mass index (weight in kg divided by height squared in meters) greater than 25 kg/m^2 and/or a fasting blood sugar (glucose) concentration greater than 100 mg/dL. Volunteers should not currently be using medications for weight loss or blood sugar control.

Participants will receive financial compensation for time spent in the laboratory.

Potential risks for study volunteers: You will be asked to exercise, undergo measures of metabolic rate (how many calories you burn) and blood sugar control, provide blood and muscle samples, and eat a small dietary supplement (capsules) daily for 12 weeks.

For more information, please contact the lab by email at physiology@cahs.colostate.edu or telephone, (970) 491-3495.

This study has been approved by the Instutional Review Board at CSU (Protocol # 13-4282H).
 


Contact: Christopher Bell
E-mail: physiology@cahs.colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-3495