Appalachian State

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November 08, 2012

 

 

Contact:

Phyllis Beaver
Marketing Director
NC Research Campus
pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net
www.ncresearchcampus.net

or

Pamela Krasen, MS
Research Manager
Appalachian State University
lambethpg@email.appstate.edu
www.ncrc.appstate.edu

 

(NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- November 8, 2012)- Women 18 to 75 years of age are invited to kick-off 2013 with the Appalachian State Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. Researchers, led by principal investigator and lab director David Nieman, DrPH, are recruiting participants now to be part of a research study that will be conducted from January to April 2013. The purpose of the study is to measure potential health benefits of a dietary supplement beverage.

To be eligible, women must be healthy, non-smokers and overweight by a minimum of 25 or more pounds. While in the study, participants will drink four fluid ounces of the beverage or a placebo each day of the 12-week study. Women in the study will need to come to the ASU laboratory four times during the study for the collection of blood samples. Participants will receive $500 for their time.

Results from the study, entitled Efficacy of Ingesting ASEA on Disease Risk Factor Change in Overweight/Obese Women: a 12-Week, Randomized Trial, will help determine if ingestion of the dietary supplement beverage improves health in adult women. ASEA, the beverage being tested, contains water, some salt and redox signaling molecules that may help protect and repair cells and restore immune function.

In two previous human studies, ASU showed that drinking ASEA causes a shift in small molecules or metabolites that may translate over a three-month period to an improvement in health. ASU researchers will monitor disease risk factors of the women in the study including arterial stiffness, inflammation, cholesterol status, blood pressure, oxidative stress and capacity, fasting serum glucose and metabolic hormones to determine if there are any health benefits. After the study is over, women who took part will receive a general report summarizing findings of the study and their laboratory and blood tests.

For more information about the study or to enroll, email ASU-NCRC@appstate.edu.

The lab of  Andrew Swick, PhD, at the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), is also recruiting  for a study on the effects of ASEA. The study will specifically look at metabolic rate and fat oxidation. For the study, the NRI is needing post-menopausal women who are overweight (BMI between 25 and 35kg/m2) and between the ages of 50 and 65 who do not smoke, do not exercise more than150 minutes per week and who do not have a medical history that may prevent them from taking part. The study will involve a  one hour screening visit and, if eligible, two 24 hour tays (one week apart) in the metabolic chamber at the NRI. For study details and stipend amount, please email Steve Orena.

About the ASU Human Performance Laboratory
The ASU Human Performance Laboratory is known internationally for pioneering work in nutrition and exercise immunology that involves trained and amateur athletes, community participants and corporate collaborators and sponsors. For more information, visit http://ncrc.appstate.edu/.

About the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute
The Nutrition Research Institute is dedicated to understanding why there are individual differences in metabolism and nutrient requirements. Using recent advances in the sciences of nutrigenomics and metabolomics, the NRI is finding ways to use individually targeted nutrition to enhance brain development, and to prevent or treat obesity, diabetes, and cancer. For more information, visit www.uncnri.org.

About the North Carolina Research Campus
The North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis is home to eight public and private universities as well as corporate, government and non-profit partners all focused on research into human health, nutrition and agriculture to prevent, treat and cure disease.  For more information, visit www.ncresearchcampus.net.

– See more at: http://www.ncresearchcampus.net/news-and-information/news/ncrc-news/asu-recruiting-women-for-study-on-health-benefits-of-dietary-supplement-beverage#sthash.7pvykdKd.dpuf

 

 

Contact:

Phyllis Beaver
Marketing Director
NC Research Campus
pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net
www.ncresearchcampus.net

or

Pamela Krasen, MS
Research Manager
Appalachian State University
lambethpg@email.appstate.edu
www.ncrc.appstate.edu

(NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- November 8, 2012)- Women 18 to 75 years of age are invited to kick-off 2013 with the Appalachian State Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. Researchers, led by principal investigator and lab director David Nieman, DrPH, are recruiting participants now to be part of a research study that will be conducted from January to April 2013. The purpose of the study is to measure potential health benefits of a dietary supplement beverage.

To be eligible, women must be healthy, non-smokers and overweight by a minimum of 25 or more pounds. While in the study, participants will drink four fluid ounces of the beverage or a placebo each day of the 12-week study. Women in the study will need to come to the ASU laboratory four times during the study for the collection of blood samples. Participants will receive $500 for their time.

Results from the study, entitled Efficacy of Ingesting ASEA on Disease Risk Factor Change in Overweight/Obese Women: a 12-Week, Randomized Trial, will help determine if ingestion of the dietary supplement beverage improves health in adult women. ASEA, the beverage being tested, contains water, some salt and redox signaling molecules that may help protect and repair cells and restore immune function.

In two previous human studies, ASU showed that drinking ASEA causes a shift in small molecules or metabolites that may translate over a three-month period to an improvement in health. ASU researchers will monitor disease risk factors of the women in the study including arterial stiffness, inflammation, cholesterol status, blood pressure, oxidative stress and capacity, fasting serum glucose and metabolic hormones to determine if there are any health benefits. After the study is over, women who took part will receive a general report summarizing findings of the study and their laboratory and blood tests.

For more information about the study or to enroll, email ASU-NCRC@appstate.edu.

The lab of  Andrew Swick, PhD, at the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), is also recruiting  for a study on the effects of ASEA. The study will specifically look at metabolic rate and fat oxidation. For the study, the NRI is needing post-menopausal women who are overweight (BMI between 25 and 35kg/m2) and between the ages of 50 and 65 who do not smoke, do not exercise more than150 minutes per week and who do not have a medical history that may prevent them from taking part. The study will involve a  one hour screening visit and, if eligible, two 24 hour tays (one week apart) in the metabolic chamber at the NRI. For study details and stipend amount, please email Steve Orena.

About the ASU Human Performance Laboratory
The ASU Human Performance Laboratory is known internationally for pioneering work in nutrition and exercise immunology that involves trained and amateur athletes, community participants and corporate collaborators and sponsors. For more information, visit http://ncrc.appstate.edu/.

About the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute
The Nutrition Research Institute is dedicated to understanding why there are individual differences in metabolism and nutrient requirements. Using recent advances in the sciences of nutrigenomics and metabolomics, the NRI is finding ways to use individually targeted nutrition to enhance brain development, and to prevent or treat obesity, diabetes, and cancer. For more information, visit www.uncnri.org.

About the North Carolina Research Campus
The North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis is home to eight public and private universities as well as corporate, government and non-profit partners all focused on research into human health, nutrition and agriculture to prevent, treat and cure disease.  For more information, visit www.ncresearchcampus.net.

– See more at: http://www.ncresearchcampus.net/news-and-information/news/ncrc-news/asu-recruiting-women-for-study-on-health-benefits-of-dietary-supplement-beverage#sthash.7pvykdKd.dpuf

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