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Middle-aged/older adults needed for compensated research study

From: Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

We are seeking middle-aged/older adults to participate in a study (IRB Protocl # 22-507) to learn if consuming artificial sweeteners has any impact on glucose levels in adults at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. You may be eligible to participate if you are at least 50 years old. If you qualify, you will be compensated up to $45 upon successful completion of all study visits.

You will come to the lab and be provided breakfast with and without artificial sweeteners to determine if two commonly consumed artificial sweeteners have an impact on glucose levels. You will complete three visits in a random order, where you will receive either aspartame, sucralose, or the control.

This study involves four visits to the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus, over three weeks. Total time commitment will be about 10 hours. The study will include a screening visit to determine eligibility, and three visits where you will eat breakfast and undergo a blood draw. 

You will be compensated a total of $45 upon successful completion of all study visits. In addition, you will receive health information regarding your glucose levels.

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