Nutrition & Exercise


Investigation of NADPH oxidase as a link between vascular and metabolic dysfunction

PI: Cesar Meza

This study examines the influence of body fat on vascular and metabolic health.

Who Can Participate:

  • Men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 years who are generally healthy and do not exercise more than twice a week.

Duration:

  • Three laboratory visits to measure body composition, vascular function and fat metabolism.
  • Two visits will take roughly one hour each and one visit will take seven hours.

Compensation:

  • Up to $100

Primary Contact: Cesar Meza; cm18dq@my.fsu.edu; 915-490-1820

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Integrative Science for Healthy Aging Research Registry

PI: Julia Sheffler, PhD

We are inviting anyone aged 40 and older who is interested in being contacted for future research studies to complete a brief survey (~5) about yourself and your interest in different types of lifestyle and disease prevention research.  Information from this survey will be used by our team to help determine your eligibility for future studies and contact you with studies that may be of interest.  You are making no commitment to be involved in future studies by completing this survey.

Who Can Participate:

  • Anyone 40 years or older is eligible to complete the survey.  If you do not have access to a computer to complete the survey, a member of our team can complete it with you by phone or in-person.

Duration:

  • Around five minutes.

Compensation:

  • $5 e-gift card for completing the survey.

Primary Contact: Julia Sheffler, PhD; julia.sheffler@med.fsu.edu; 850-644-4199

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Resistance Exercise Training Modulation of Fat Metabolism in Obese Postmenopausal Women

PIs: Robert Hickner, PhD, and Michael Ormsbee, PhD

This study examines changes in body composition, physical fitness, and metabolism in postmenopausal women after completing 12 weeks of either resistance or aerobic exercise training.

Who Can Participate:

  • Women between the ages of 50-70 years old who have completed menopause, have excess body fat, and are at risk of developing type II diabetes
  • Prospective subjects should not be on any medications to treat chronic disease conditions, not currently partaking in exercise, nor have any cardiorespiratory or musculoskeletal condition that would limit their ability to exercise.

Duration:

  • 12 weeks

Compensation:

  • Up to $1,000 upon study completion

Primary Contact: Cameron McCarthy; cmm21n@fsu.edu; 770-533-0364

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Exercise and Thinking and Learning Disabilities

PI: Tingting Liu, PhD, RN, FAAN

We invite you to take part in this research study because people with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk for developing thinking and learning disability, and they are also at increased risk of developing structural and functional alterations in their brains. Exercise may help with improving thinking and learning disability and your brain health as well. Therefore, we want to test how easy an exercise program can help you improve your learning and thinking abilities and brain health.

Who Can Participate:

  • Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Speak English
  • Age 50 years and older
  • Physically inactive
  • No depressive symptoms

Duration:

  • Participation will include a time commitment of 2.5 hours per week for 3 months. Study activities will be in-person at FSU campus.

Compensation:

  • A $15 gift card for each scheduled exercise session.

Primary Contact: Tingting Liu, PhD, RN, FAAN; tliu5@fsu.edu; 850-644-6011

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The Effects of Respiratory Muscle Training on Blood Pressure and Respiratory Function

PI: Joseph Watso, PhD

This training study looks at the effect of inspiratory (breathing) muscle training on fitness in adults.

Who Can Participate:

  • Adults 20-45 years old.
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40 kg/m2.
  • Some exclusion criteria include sleep apnea, asthma, or chronic illnesses.
  • Ability to visit FSU campus.

Duration:

  • At-home training for 8-weeks - only 5 minutes per day.

Compensation:

  • $650 upon study completion

Primary Contact: Thomas G Bissen; tgb23@fsu.edu; 850-400-5454

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Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2024 at 4:42 PM