Inviting Runners To Participate In Research Study
Posted 01 September 2011 - 02:29 PM
Runners are invited... For a study to determine if glutamine supplementation can reduce the risk of heat injury.
We are now recruiting runners who
• are male aged 18 to 45 years
• have never experienced heat illness requiring medical attention during a race
• can run continuously for an hour in hot conditions (30 °C, 40% humidity)
If you meet the above criteria, we welcome your participation in our research study within the Faculty Research Group Exercise, Health and Performance in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Cumberland Campus, The University of Sydney.
The study will involve 5 visits (a total of 9 hours).
The study will involve blood sampling.
You will be able to learn about your current fitness level or VO2max.
For further information, please contact Dr Patricia Ruell, Phone: (02) 9351 9309 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This study has been approved by The Human Ethics Committee of The University of Sydney, Australia.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:25 AM
Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:18 AM
If you look at Phase 1 trials (where new Investigational products) are testing on healthy humans for the first time, 95% would be male. For the same reason.
Without looking at the protocol / design of this study, IMO it would be because of them needing the pathological results as one of their study primary(possibly second) end points (Objectives..>)
the age limit? - More as a control for the study. There has to be a cut off some where. I am assuming the Physician (Post Doc?) who designed the study relied on previous "similar" studies as a reference and use that as a guide. My gut is men post 45 have a higher risk / more susceptible of developing heat injury.
My final 2 cents for those who are thinking about it
* Study have been approved by the Ethics Committee (i.e It means Ethically, all the test to be performed in the controlled environment are humanely ok.
* Ensure you are given a copy of the consent form (and read them) prior to the study. Use it to talk to your Physio, Doc, Chiro, Magic Doctor if it potentially might aggreviate any existing niggles or injury)
* Make sure they do what the inform consent say - If they say you run 1 hour and during the test you are asked to run 2, thats a No no.
Other wise, Ask the Dr more....
if you want a second opinion, happy to answer in this forum
Good luck to those interested
p/s: Me not related to study. Just in the "use human as guinea pig" industry...
Edited by buzzlightyear, 02 September 2011 - 11:38 AM.