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Participate in study on altitude sickness

June 6, 2012

The Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory in the Department of Health and Exercise Science is seeking volunteers to participate in a study of the effects of two drugs that may help people adjust to high-altitude quickly and prevent them from becoming ill.

Volunteers should be:

  • in good health
  • between 18 and 40 years of age
  • weigh more than 155 lbs (~70.5 kg)
  • non-smokers
  • not pregnant
  • have normal blood pressure (< 140/90 mmHg)
  • do not regularly use aspirin or prescription medications (other than birth control)

Benefits of participating

Benefits for study volunteers will include access to information pertinent to body composition and aerobic fitness. This study has the potential to identify strategies to improve physical performance and prevent sickness at altitude. Participants will also receive financial compensation for time spent in the laboratory.

Potential risks for study volunteers:

  • you may be asked to take one or two drugs
  • you will be asked to spend about six hours at simulated altitude (14,000 ft)
  • you will be asked to exercise

Participants should not currently be using any illicit drugs such as cocaine or heroin. For more information, contact Christopher Bell at (970) 491-3495.

This study has been approved by the CSU Institutional Review Board (Study # 11-3032H).

Contact: Christopher Bell
Phone: (970) 491-3495