2615- Estimating the optimal dose of potassium bicarbonate for bone and muscle
Men and Women, ages 60 and older
The purpose of this study is to determine how much potassium bicarbonate will best maintain bone and muscle.
- Liver disease, kidney disease, or unstable heart disease
- Cancer therapy in the last year
- Diuretic use
- Osteoporosis medication use
- Vegetarian diet
- Other health conditions and medications
|Length of Study:
||# of Visits:
||1 screening visit; 11 study visits.
Supplement: Increasing amounts of potassium bicarbonate (amount based on body weight); also given a calcium supplement, 600 mg daily
||$25 screening; $675 for completion of study
||Can I work?
||Visits on days 1, 25, 49, 73, & 94 will take 2-3 hours. Visits on days 6, 10, 30, 34, 54, & 58 will take 30 minutes. All visits are fasting and take place in the mornings (between the hours of 7:30 am and 10:00 am).
- 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 please complete our Study Inquiry Form or call Volunteer Services at (800) 738-7555 and a Recruiter will return your call as soon as possible.
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