We have a new research study to find out more about the effects of increasing dietary calcium intake on fat oxidation in adult women who typically consume low amounts of calcium.
Fat oxidation is the process that breaks down fat in your body and turns it into energy. We test this with measurements of Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) and Respiratory Exchange Ratio (RER). REE represents the amount of calories required during a non-active period and RER helps estimate if the body is primarily using fat or carbohydrate for energy.
The total study participation is 5 visits across approximately 56 days (8 weeks). Two of the visits require you to be at the clinic for a 7-hour period.
If qualified, you may be compensated up to $600 for completing all study visits and tasks. You will also receive study related care at no cost.
Qualified participants must:
- Be a generally healthy, adult woman; 18-49 years of age
- Have a BMI between ≥0 – <35.0 kg/m2
- Be a typical consumer of a low calcium diet
- Be willing to consume yogurt twice a day over 8 days during the study
- Have a regular menstrual cycle (21-35 days per cycle) for the past 3 months