University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Participants sought for studies at the Human Nutrition Research Center

The Glycemic Effects of Honey Study

We invite you to join a study that compares the effect of honey, high fructose corn, and sugar on blood sugar.
• An 11-15 week study
• Men and women between 20-80 years of age.
• Normal to obese body weight (BMI 18-39.9)
• Normal and Impaired Glucose Tolerance Participants
a. Fingerstick fasting glucose between less than 125 milligram per deciliter
• Willingness to comply with the demands of the experimental protocol
• Sedentary Lifestyle
• Do not have diabetes mellitus or uncontrolled medical problem (including blood pressures of >160/110)
• Do not take medications that affect glucose metabolism
• Do not have or have had an eating disorder
• Are not pregnant or breast feeding

Lifestyle Weight Control and Potato Consumption Study

We invite you to join a study to evaluate the role of potato consumption in a lifestyle weight control program.
• An 8 week study
• Men and women between 20-65 years of age
• Overweight or obese (BMI 25-39.0)
• Nonsmoker
• Free of major medical conditions and eating disorders
• May not be pregnant or lactating
• Willingness to comply with the demands of the experimental protocol

These elements are required of you in the study
• Complete a 3 day dietary records
• Attend 8 weekly dietitian led group weight-loss classes
• Consume one potato or alternate starch dish daily prepared by the Human Nutrition Research Center kitchen
• Follow prescribed energy restriction and physical activity regimen

You can apply online and find out more information at www.ars.usda.gov/npa/gfhnrc. If you have more questions, please call 701.795.8396 or email recruit@gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov.

-- Abigail Bratlien, Human Nutrition Research Center, 701.795.8493, abigail.bratlien@ars.usda.gov.


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