Research Subject Recruitment

Would you like to be a subject in a nutrition research trial? The following studies are recruiting for subjects:

Study on eating different types of protein

Participants are being sought for a study looking at possible benefits of eating different types of protein.

Different types of breakfast shakes will be provided to participants to consume at home. For each type of breakfast shake, participants will complete a five-hour testing day that measures feelings of appetite (hunger and fullness) and thoughts of food, and hormones that respond to eating (by taking blood samples in our lab). Participants will be paid for completing all study procedures. 

For more information, contact leidylab@purdue.edu and mention the “Protein Source Study.” IRB#:1701018659. 

Teens needed for study on benefits to eating breakfast

Participants are needed for a study on whether there are benefits to eating breakfast.

Participants will either eat breakfast or skip breakfast for six months. Those in one of the breakfast groups will receive free breakfast meals every day. At the beginning, middle and end of the study, researchers will take measurements including body composition, glycemic control, energy expenditure, sleep patterns and appetite. Participants will be paid for completing all procedures. Individuals age 13-19 who frequently skip breakfast may qualify.

For more information, email leidylab@purdue.edu or visit https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_72v6d66INICU0Sx. IRB#: 1611018490.

Nutrition study on Mediterranean-style diets and health

Researchers are looking for men and women who would like to volunteer for a research study that assesses the effects of consuming Mediterranean diets varying in glycemic index on cardiometabolic health and well-being.

Participants will have all food provided to them throughout the intervention and will be compensated $600 for completion of all study procedures. If someone chooses to terminate participation prior to the end of the study, partial payment will be provided based on length of their participation.

Principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science.

Participants should be ages 30-69 with a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 37, nonpregnant, nondiabetic, not participating in more than 3 hours of exercise per week, no history of cardiovascular disease, and weight stable (± 6.5 lbs in previous three months).

​For more information, contact Robert Bergia in the Department of Nutrition Science at rbergia@purdue.edu. Reference study S50 when responding. IRB#: 1610018310. 

Nutrition research study

Researchers are looking for men and women for a research study to determine how consumption of unprocessed red meat can influence gut health. Principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue.

Participants will be compensated $750 for completing the study. All study foods will be provided for six weeks (two three-week periods) at no cost.

Interested volunteers should be healthy men and women ages 20-35 with a body mass index (BMI) between 20 and 29.9, nonhypertensive, nondiabetic, nonpregnant or nonlactating, nonsmoking, and with no gastrointestinal disorders, GI surgeries or GI cancers.

Measurements taken during the study will include height, weight, blood pressure, blood samples, stool and urine samples.

For more information, contact Yu Wang in the Department of Nutrition Science at wang3651@purdue.edu. Reference study number S51 when responding. IRB#: 1709019738.

Tolerance to milk with different types of protein

The Department of Nutrition Science is conducting a study comparing how people that are dairy intolerant tolerate drinking milks that contain different types of protein.

Participants must be healthy, nonsmoking, dairy intolerant males or females, ages 18-65, who are not allergic to milk, but have symptoms when they drink milk.

This study will consist of a screening day, pre-intervention day, and four testing days approximately 10 days apart. Participants will be required to come to Stone Hall for approximately six consecutive hours on the pre-intervention day and testing days.  

Participants will receive $350 for completing the study.

Those interested in participating should contact Tracy Eaton at 765-494-6083 or tkeaton@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1710019781. 

Almond Study

Male and female participants are needed by the Department of Nutrition Science to study the role of almond consumption on metabolism. The principal investigator for the study is Richard Mattes, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science.

Participants must be ages 18-60 and have no nut allergies. Compensation is $400 upon completion of the study.

To participate or for more information, contact Steph at hunter99@purdue.edu. IRB#: 1702018808.

Study on the effects of protein quantity on sleep quality

Researchers are looking for men and women who would like to volunteer for a research study that will look at how protein intake influences changes in sleep quality during weight loss.

For this 14-week study, volunteers will come to the Purdue Clinical Research Center for four, one-hour testing days. Testing days will include measures of body composition, clinical health measures and sleep quality. During the study, all foods will be provided to participants.

Participants will receive $400 for completing the study.

Interested subjects should be age 35 to 65 who are overweight, in general good health, nonsmokers, and nonpregnant. If you are interested in participating in this study mention the “protein and sleep study” and contact Josh Hudson at hudson67@purdue.edu or Jan Green at 765-494-7660 for more information.

The principal investigator is Wayne Campbell, professor in the Department of Nutrition Science. IRB#: 1701018623.

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