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K-State Today Student Edition

October 2, 2018

Find out about your health: Participants needed for nutrition research study

Submitted by Trevor J. Steele

K-State researchers are recruiting participants for a study examining the impact of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages — soda or fruit juice — on metabolic health and lung function. All visits will take place at the Physical Activity and Nutrition Clinical Research Consortium, or PAN-CRC, on the third floor of the Lafene Health Center building.

Participants in the study will learn about their health and receive benefits:

  • Body fat using DEXA scan — valued at approximately $250.
  • Fasting glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Insulin sensitivity.
  • Typical physical activity levels.
  • Lung function.
  • Free soda, fruit juice or water for three weeks.
  • $25 for participation.

Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 30; willing to drink 710 milliliters — approximately two cans — of soda, fruit juice, or water per day for three weeks; and available to commit approximately eight hours of their time over four separate visits.

For more information contact Olivet Martinez, junior in biology, at Olivet@k-state.edu, or Trevor Steele, graduate student in human nutrition, at tsteele13@k-state.edu.

This study has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board and received approval No. 8531.