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K-State Today Student Edition

March 5, 2019

Find out about your health: Participants needed for exercise and vitamin C study

Submitted by Trevor Steele

K-State researchers are recruiting athletes and non-athletes for a study examining the impact of consuming vitamin C on lung function, specifically exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, or EIB. 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 information regarding the presence or absence of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.  

Participants must be 18 years of age or older; must test positive for EIB on the initial visit, willing to consume a vitamin C supplementation daily for two weeks; and available to commit approximately 8-10 hours of their time over four visits during a five-week time frame. The four visits will take between 1.5-3 hours depending on various factors, and visits will be conducted on day 1, day 14, day 21 and day 35.  

Exclusion criteria include a history of cardiac complications, current respiratory infection, greater than 10 pack year history of smoking, or women who are currently pregnant. 

For more information contact 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. 292.