New Obesity Panacea Feature: Participants Needed

Every so often here on Obesity Panacea I have posted details about studies looking for participants (thanks to everyone who has decided to participate!).

I’ve recently had requests from a few colleagues asking if I would be willing to post details about their studies, and I’ve decided to make it a semi-regular feature on the blog. Once each month, I will put up a post with short descriptions of studies requiring human subjects.

I have two basic requirements. To be included, a study must:

  1. Have received institutional ethics approval.
  2. Be related in some way to physical activity, sedentary behaviour, diet, or obesity.

If I feel a study is inappropriate for some reason, then I won’t post it. But otherwise I’m happy to promote studies in any geographic location, and on any specific population. Research can’t happen without participants, and I’m happy to help people find out about studies that might be of interest to them.

Today we have two studies, both looking for participants in the Ottawa region. Although I am ineligible for Study 1 (sadly, I am neither female nor perimenopausal), I just finished participating in Study 2 and it was a pretty interesting study.  If you are interested in learning more about either study, please contact the researchers directly.  And if you would like to have your own study featured here on Obesity Panacea, email me the study details at saunders (dot) travis (at) gmail (dot) com.

Study 1: Menopause and Body Composition

Joseph StudyLocation: Ottawa

Participant Population: Females aged 40-60 years

Study Outcomes: The effects of exercise on body composition changes at different menopausal statuses

Contact: Joseph Abdulnour at 613-562-5800 ext. 7361 or by email at jabdu037@uottawa.ca.

Study 2: Body Morphology and Sweating Response

Matt poster

Location: Ottawa

Participant Population: Males aged 18-40 years

Study Outcomes: The impact of body morphology (e.g. size) on sweating response to exercise

Contact: Matthew Cramer at 613-562-5800 x2655 or by email et mcram028@uottawa.ca.

Travis’ Note: I just finished participating in this study myself, and it mainly involved watching movies while cycling at a light-moderate intensity.  And you get a VO2max test, so not a bad deal if you’d like to quantify your fitness.

 

 

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2 Responses to New Obesity Panacea Feature: Participants Needed

  1. Andy says:

    Travis

    I’d be very interested in the results of study 2. Could you post an article or link when they come out?

    I have an as yet unsubstantiated suspicion that excess sweating and possibly altered sweat composition in overweight subjects, promotes and perpetuates fungal infections.

    Thanks

    Andy

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    • Travis says:

      Sorry for the delay in responding, Andy! I’ve forwarded your message to Matt Cramer (the student running the study) and will try to get a guest post (or at least a link to the abstract) once the study is published. Although I’m assuming that will be a ways into the future, so you may need to be patient :) That’s actually a great general idea though – I will try to get follow-up posts on as many of these studies as I can when they are finally published.

      Travis

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