Research Subject Recruitment

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

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 three hours of exercise per week, no history of cardiovascular disease, and weight stable (± 6.5 pounds 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.

Weight loss and protein quantity on sleep quality

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

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. Participants will receive $400 for completing the study.

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

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

Study: Are there benefits to eating yogurt for breakfast?

Researchers are looking for participants for a study looking at possible benefits of eating yogurt for breakfast.

Researchers will provide different types of yogurts to participants to consume at home for breakfast. For each type of yogurt, participants will complete a four-hour testing day that measures feelings of appetite (hunger and fullness) and cognitive performance. Participants will be paid for completing all study procedures. 

For more information contact leidylab@purdue.edu and mention the Yogurt Study. IRB#: 1711019935. 

Study: Are there benefits to eating hummus as an afternoon snack?

Researchers are looking for participants for a study looking at possible benefits to eating hummus as an afternoon snack. 

Participants will receive different types of snacks to consume at home. For each type of snack, participants will complete a five-hour testing day that measures feelings of appetite (hunger and fullness), thoughts of food and blood sugar. Participants will be paid $150 for completing all study procedures.  

For more information, contact leidylab@purdue.edu and mention the Hummus Study. IRB#: 1804020480.

Bioavailability of magnesium chloride from a liquid supplement and a traditional salt

Nana Gletsu-Miller, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Science, and her research team are recruiting volunteers to compare the absorption of over-the-counter magnesium supplements. Participants will come to three clinic visits (10 hours per visit) at Purdue. Blood will be taken for measurement of magnesium status and dietary intake of magnesium will be measured. 

Men and women ages 18 to 65 with a body mass index within 18-35 kg/m2 and who are in good health are eligible.  Compensation is up to $330 for completion of the study.

To participate, contact Sarah Butts at NITOlab@purdue.edu or 765-494-1860. IRB#: 1802020279.

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.

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