University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Participants sought for studies at the Human Nutrition Research Center

Participants are sought for studies the following 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
• 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 record
• 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.