2555: Whey Protein Supplementation and Resistance Exercise Study
Men and Women, Aged 70-85
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of whey protein supplementation on resistance exercise-induced changes in muscle mass, strength and function in older adults
- Acute or terminal illness
- Hormone replacement
- Neuromuscular diseases and drugs
- Short Performance Physical Battery >9
- Mini Mental State Exam
- Allergies to milk or whey
- Select sulfa drugs
- Methotrexate treatment
- Allergy to PABA, including PABA-containing sunscreens
- Kidney disease
|Length of Study:
|Number of Visits:
||Approximately 82 (1 screening visit for 3 hrs, 3 baseline visits 2-4 hrs, 1 visit in month 1 for 3 hrs, 1 visit in month 3 for 4 hrs, 2 visits at end of study each 2-4 hrs, 72 exercise session visits)
||Whey protein or placebo supplements only to be taken with your normal diet
|Can I work?
- Length of study
Total length of the study including resident stays and nonresident visits.
This does not mean you will be testing the entire time.
The length of time volunteers are required to stay overnight at the HNRCA. Residents have their own private room, bathroom, television, VCR, and phone during their stay.
The amount of reimbursement for travel and inconvenience.
- Number of visits
Total number of nonresident visits.
- Study diet
Indicates meals which will be provided by the HNRCA
- Can I work?
Indicates if you will be able to work and if so, when.
For more information about this study, please call Volunteer Services at 1-800-738-7555 or complete our Study Inquiry Form.
We appreciate your interest in our program and we hope to work with you in the future.
The Recruitment Office
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University