2016 News Releases

Participants needed for arthritis study at TWU

The department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas Woman's University seeks participants for a research study that will evaluate the effect of blueberries on improving joint function and reducing knee pain associated with arthritis.

Sixty men and women, between the ages of 45-79 who have arthritis in one or both knees but are otherwise healthy and mobile, are needed for this study. Participants will drink freeze-dried blueberry juice or a similar juice without blueberries. They will also undergo motion, posture and balance assessments, complete pain and physical activity questionnaires and provide blood and urine specimens three times during the study.

Participants can live anywhere in the DFW/Denton Metroplex, but must be able to come to TWU’s Denton campus for testing. The estimated total time commitment is three hours, including three visits to the study site over four months. Each volunteer will be eligible for compensation of $100, split into partial payments of $50 at the midpoint and at the final follow-up visit.

For more information or if you would like to participate in this study, contact Shanil Juma, Ph.D., at sjuma@twu.edu or 940-898-2704.

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