WOMEN NEEDED FOR STUDY ON CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH! Help Researchers Learn More About Racial Disparities and High Blood Pressure

WOMEN NEEDED FOR STUDY ON CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH!   Help Researchers Learn More About Racial Disparities and High Blood Pressure

Overview

DID YOU KNOW?.... Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among women in the United States and that CVD is disproportionately higher among racial and ethnic minorities? 
 
That is why researchers in the Department of Kinesiology within the School of Public Health at Indiana University (IU) are conducting a study to evaluate the effects of two dietary interventions (beetroot juice and vitamin C) taken either alone or in combination (together) on blood pressure, health of blood vessels, and inflammation in women who may be at an increased risk of developing hypertension (high blood pressure) later in life.
 
Your participation will help researchers to identify whether certain dietary factors may explain racial differences in the risk for hypertension.

Description

Who is Eligible
  • Women who are 18 years of age or older
  • Must be premenopausal (have had regular periods for the last 12 months)
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Do not use hormonal contraceptives
  • No current or prior history of smoking/use of tobacco products
  • Identify as either non-Hispanic Black OR non-Hispanic white
     AND

    Both biological parents identify as either non-Hispanic Black OR non-Hispanic white, respectively
  • Must be willing to travel to IU Bloomington campus for study visits
What is Involved
  • Attend 5 in-person visits at IU Bloomington campus over several months. 
  • Have physical measurements taken (e.g., height, weight, blood pressure)
  • Have a whole-body x-ray (bone density scan) taken
  • Have your blood drawn and provide a cheek swab sample
  • Participate in non-invasive assessments of your vascular health
  • Complete questionnaires
Compensation
  • Participants will be compensated up to $250 in Visa gift cards for completing all study requirements.
If you would like to participate in this study, please submit your information using the provided form below.
 
You may also reach out to the study team directly by contacting Emily Long at email: longemi@iu.edu
 
 

Eligibility

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: healthy
  • Age: Between 18 Years - 100 Years
  • Gender: Female

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria:
  • Women who are 18 years of age or older
  • Must be premenopausal (have had regular periods for the last 12 months)
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Do not use hormonal contraceptives
  • No current or prior history of smoking/use of tobacco products
  • Identify as either non-Hispanic Black OR non-Hispanic white
     AND

    Both biological parents identify as either non-Hispanic Black OR non-Hispanic white, respectively
  • Must be willing to travel to IU Bloomington campus for study visits

Additional Information:
Study Title: Dietary supplements for attenuating racial disparities in blood pressure

Updated on 20 Nov 2022 . Study ID: TX11377

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What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
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