Do you have knee pain? Are you between 45-79 years old? If so, the department of Nutrition and Food Sciences needs you for a research study open to TWU and the general public. Both men and women are being recruited as volunteers, if they are healthy and mobile. Note: The study site is the TWU Denton campus.
This four-month research study looks at the beneficial effet of watermelon in improving joint function and reducing pain associated with knee arthristis.
- Willing to consume either whole watermelon powder or a powder without watermelon reconstituted in water for a period of 4 months.
- Blood draws at the start, midpoint (2 months) and at the end (4 months) of the study.
- Joint flexibility, gait & balance analysis, and vascular health assessments at start of study, midpoint, and end of study.
- Pain and physical activity will be assessed via questionnaires.
Total time you need to spend for the study is 4 hours 45 minutes over 4 months involving 3 visits.
- Promotion of knee joint and vascular health
- Measurements of height and weight
- Pain and stiffness evaluation
- Range of motion, gait, and vascular assessment
- Blood markers of cartilage health will be evaluated
Upon completion, you will receive a compensation of $100 for your time in partial payments of $50 at midpoint (2 months) and final visits.
Interested? Contact Shanil Juma at firstname.lastname@example.org, 940-898-2704