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BAM Study

Prospective Participants  |  Enrolled Participants  |  BAM Team

Where: North Carolina Research Campus (Kannapolis)

When: Recruitment is now closed. BAM Study activities are currently following COVID-19 safety and sanitation guidelines.

As we value the health, wellness and safety of our participants and our research team, we are following US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for safety and sanitation at the North Carolina Research Campus during COVID-19 until there is a vaccine or effective treatment for COVID-19. We are happy to provide more details about what participation in the study involves during COVID-19.

Study duration: Several visits during a 3-month period
*Total time commitment can be adjusted during summer of 2021*

What is the purpose of this study? 

It is becoming increasingly clear that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is beneficial to our health. In particular, blueberries contain substances which have been shown to provide benefits to human health. This includes protecting the body from chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, little is known about the difference in how the body absorbs these berry-derived substances when eaten. The aim of this study is to evaluate what happens to berry components in the body after they are consumed. This information will be useful for future studies looking into how fruits and vegetables may better benefit human health.