Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is conducting a study

Good Afternoon,

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is conducting a study on the behalf of Gatorade Sports Science Institute to examine the effectiveness of a dietary supplement on cycling performance.

Goals of the study

One: To determine whether a new dietary ingredient will increase the use of body fat during exercise.

Two: To examine whether those using the supplement will increase 20 km time trial (TT) performance after a period of strenuous exercise.

Who is eligible?

• Men between 18 and 35 years of age

• Capable of attaining a V02 max: 50 ml/kglmin. This would be equivalent to a good Category IV or Category III+ rider.

• Must be willing to commit to a testing protocol that will last -40-days.

What the test entails

The following tests will be performed before and after four (4) weeks of supplementation:

• A V02max test with the determination of VO2max, lactate thresholds and the corresponding power output associated with each.

• A two (2) hour ride at an established percentage of your lactate threshold. Several blood samples will be taken during this portion of the test; however, we will take no muscle

• A 20 km TT to see how fast you can complete the TT.

Upon completion of the study you will receive:

• $200

• A full report detailing your V02max, lactate threshold, heart rates, and power outputs associated with your test.

• A report detailing your time to complete each time trial along with your average heart rate and average power output during each test.

• Various schwag courtesy of Gatorade

Because of the upcoming holidays we will enroll participants until approximately the 15 of November. Following the Christmas break we will start enrollment again after about 10 January.

If you know of someone who might be interested in the trial, please forward this to them.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration,

Conrad Earnest, PhD
Division of Preventive Medicine
Director of the Exercise Biology
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4124
Tel. (225) 763-2923
Fax: (225) 763-0905

If you are interested in participating in our study please contact me for a more detailed study timeline.

Thank you,
Melissa Lupo
Exercise Testing Core - Research Associate
Gatorade Performance Study - Coordinator
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Direct: (225) 763-2924
Fax: (225) 763-0905

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