2625: Effects of potassium bicarbonate intake on skeletal muscle catabolism during short term energy restriction.
Men, aged 50 to 65
To determine if taking a potassium bicarbonate supplement during a 30% reduction of daily calories will help preserve muscle throughout the diet.
- Taking any supplements regularly in the past 6 months
- Exercising regularly (>2 times per week) in the past 6 months
- Chronic or terminal illness
- Vegetarian diet
- BMI below 25.0 kg/m2 or above 30.0 kg/m2
|Length of Study:
||# of Visits:
||1 screening and 10 in-study visits
Two separate 10 day "meat-free" diets separated by 3 weeks
||$25 for screening visit, and can earn up to $520 if you qualify and complete the study.
||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 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