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The Institute for Women's Health is looking for women to participate in research study that is investigating how moderate intensity walking influences risk factors for heart disease such as triglyceride, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. In addition, this study will examine how a person's triglyceride and blood sugar level is affected by eating meals made with different types of sugar. The exercise for this study will involve walking on a treadmill on 2 separate occasions for approximately 1 hour.   

This study is looking for participants who are:

  • Women
  • Ages 18 to 44 years
  • Generally healthy
  • Not obese
  • Non-smoking
  • Not pregnant
  • Non-exercising (no more than 1 hour per week of light to moderate intensity exercise).
  • Not taking of any medication for of birth control (birth control not requiring a patch or medication is acceptable).
  • Not taking any medications for diabetes, heart disease, or other metabolic issues.  
  • Normally menstruating (over the previous 3 months)

Participants will be required:

  • To complete 4 research trials (2 trials will involve exercise and 2 will involve rest) over a four-month period.
  • To ingest a milkshake (made with milk, ice cream, and mixed fruits) on 4 separate occasions over a four-month period.
  • To donate a small amount of blood on 4 separate occasions over a four-month period.

Additional Information:

  • Total time commitment for this study is approximately 30 hours over a 6 months period.
  • Participants will receive free dietary analysis, free blood analysis, and free fitness assessment.
  • Participants will receive a finanical compensation of $100.00 upon completion of the study.

For more information:

Contact James Rowe M.S., Research Associate, Institute for Women's Health (940-898-2763)

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