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Pepper Consumption and Obesity and Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

red peppers

We are seeking volunteers to participate in a research study, "Capsaicin consumption, resting energy expenditure and glucose metabolism." The goal of this study is to see whether capsaicin (a pungent compound found in peppers) consumption can support obesity and diabetes prevention/treatment.  Participants should be between the age of 18 and 40, overweight or obese (25-33 kg/m2), and healthy.  Participants should not be diabetic, pregnant, nursing claustrophobic. This study requires two 3-hour fasting test days and consumption of 2tsp of Cayenne pepper with food.  If you are interested, please contact Rafia Virk or Dr. Lilian de Jonge (703-993-5153 or edejonge@gmu.edu). 

Muscle Oxygen Use and Sleep Apnea

Researchers in the Department of Rehabilitation Science are conducting a study examining muscle oxygen use in people with obstructed sleep apnea. The study is recruiting people ages 18-55, both with and without a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. Learn more about their study (pdf).

For more information, email Jeffrey Herrick or call 703-993-1263.

Breast Cancer-related Fatigue

Exercise Class

A group of Mason researchers are examining the impact of a prescribed aerobic exercise routine on breast-cancer related fatigue. Read more about their breast cancer research.

For more information on the study or the grant, contact Lynn GerberAli Weinstein, or Patrice Winter, or call 703-993-5036.

Child Health, Exercise, and Wellness

vegetables

Researchers in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies are conducting a study to help get children who are overweight and obese to a healthy weight. The six-month CHEW (Child Health, Exercise, and Wellness) program teaches families about healthy eating and activity through counseling and cooking demonstrations. Learn more about the study (pdf).

For more information, email Sara Kohn Rhoades or call 703-993-6162.

Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Walking

The research project "Effects of Locomotor Training on Cardiorespiratory Function and Walking Performance in People with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury" seeks volunteers 18 years of age or older with an incomplete spinal cord injury who will commit to two separate visits to laboratory for testing at the start and the finish of 12 weeks of FREE locomotor training.

For more information and eligibility requirements, visit the Department of Rehabilitation Science's website.

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