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Auckland Men Sought For Muscle Aging Study

Tuesday 03 December 2013

Auckland Men Sought For Muscle Aging Study

The University of Auckland’s Human Nutrition Unit and Liggins Institute is looking for middle-aged men to participate in a study looking at the potential positive effects of dairy products on muscle health.

The study needs 48 male participants aged between 45-60, lean or overweight, sedentary or active and in good health.

During the study, participants will undergo several different types of body scans to assess muscle, bone and fat. Participants will also complete a muscle strength test normally done by professional athletes. During the final part of the study, participants will need to spend a morning at the Clinical Research Unit in Grafton, a metabolic tracer will be intravenously infused for several hours and participants will be given one of four different dairy products to consume. Then muscle and blood samples will be taken to assess changes in blood amino acid levels and muscle metabolism.

Participants will need to visit the study team on several occasions at the Liggins Institute in Grafton, the Human Nutrition Unit in Mount Eden and the Millenium Institute in Mairangi Bay to complete the study. A small gratuity will be offered for the time taken to participate in the study and to cover the travel costs and all participants will receive a copy of their results on request following the completion of the research.

This study was designed by research staff at the Human Nutrition Unit and the Liggins Institute.

All information that participants provide will remain strictly confidential and no material that could personally identify any participant will be used in any reports on this research.

To find out more information visit www.hnu.auckland.ac.nz/muscleaging or email the research team at muscleaging@gmail.com


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