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Exercising women needed for research study on the menstrual cycle, metabolism, and bone health

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Research Participant Criteria

To be eligible for this study, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 18 - 35 Years

Research Study Details

“REFUEL” Active Women’s Study II: The Impact of Increased Caloric Intake on Bone Health and Menstrual Cyclicity in Energy Deficient Exercising Women

The Women’s Health and Exercise Lab in Noll Laboratory is looking for exercising women for a research study investigating the impact of exercise and diet on the menstrual cycle, metabolism, and bone health.

The Women’s Health and Exercise Lab in Noll Laboratory is looking for exercising women for a research study investigating the impact of exercise and diet on the menstrual cycle, metabolism, and bone health. In addition to receiving financial compensation for their time, participants will also receive comprehensive information on their nutrition, metabolism, and exercise energy expenditure, as well as measurements of their bone density, hormone levels, body fat, and fitness level. Participants must be healthy 18-35 year old females who participate in regular exercise and who have had no menstrual bleeding for the last 3 months or 6 or less menstrual periods in the last year.  Participants should not be taking any form of hormonal therapy.  This study is under the direction of Drs. Mary Jane De Souza and Nancy Williams, and requires regular visits to the University Park campus. For more information please call (814) 863-4488, or visit us at www.refuel.psu.edu.

Study Dates, Times and Location

Study Available by Appointment?: Yes
Location: Noll Laboratory
Approximate Participant Study Length: 14 Months

Over the course of approximately 14 months, several visits to the lab that may range in length from 15 minutes to 180 minutes are required. 

Compensation: $1,096-$1,600

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Contact Information

814-863-4488
refuel@psu.edu

This study has been approved by a Penn State Institutional Review Board (IRB). IRB Approval Number 40851