Researchers with the TWU Department of Nutrition & Food Sciences are seeking volunteers for a four-month study on the beneficial effect of watermelon in improving joint function and reducing pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.
You may be eligible to participate in the study if you:
- Have knee pain
- Are between 45 and 79 years old
- Are otherwise healthy and mobile
Participants will be asked to consume freeze dried watermelon powder or a powder without watermelon reconstituted in water daily for four months. The study is open to TWU and non-TWU individuals. The study site is the university’s Denton campus.
Benefits of participating in the study include:
- Promotion of knee joint and vascular health
- Measurements of height and weight
- Pain and stiffness evaluation
- Range of motion, gait, and vascular assessment
- Compensation of $100 in payments of $50 at midpoint (two months) and final visits.
If you meet the criteria and are interested in participating in this study, email your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 940-898-2704.