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Research / Discovery

Participants needed for a research study examining omega-3 fatty acids, insulin sensitivity

October 11, 2010

Seeking healthy, sedentary, non-smoking, women 18-60 years of age, without type 2 diabetes for a study about how omega-3 fish oil consumption affects a person's risk for development of type 2 diabetes.

Total time commitment of 12-13 hours

Participants will be tested for fasting blood glucose levels and complete a medical history questionnaire prior to participation in the study.

Study participation will include eight visits to the lab, five of those visits being less than 15 minutes in duration to allow for supplement refills. Two visits (pre- and post-intervention) will last approximately 4 hours each to allow for measurement of insulin sensitivity and resting metabolic rate. Total testing time will be approximately 12-13 hours.

All testing will take place at the Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory, Colorado State University.

Role of omega-3 fatty acid supplements in diabetes, metabolic syndrome

Completion of this study will help researchers and clinicians better understand the role of omega-3 fatty acid supplements in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. Each participant will also be provided with a booklet explaining all relevant results and compensated for their time.

Contact info

If you think you might be interested in participating in this study, please contact Sarah Deemer at the Clinical Interventions Laboratory, or (970) 491-6017.

This study has been approved by the CSU Institutional Review Board (Protocol #09-1215H).

Contact: Sarah Deemer
Phone: (970) 491-6017