BAM – Prospective Participants

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Thank you for your interest in the Blueberry Absorption Metabolism Study!

Step 1: Participants must meet certain recruitment criteria.

Step 2: If you are interested, set up an interview to verify eligibility.

Step 3: If the interview determines that you are eligible, and you wish to enroll in the study, schedule and complete a Consent Visit.

  • Location: Plants for Human Health Institute, 600 Laureate Way, Suite 1329, Kannapolis, NC 28081 (Red star on the map below)
  • This visit will take approximately 30 minutes of your time. We will:
    • Give you a brief presentation about the study;
    • Collect your signature on the Consent Form;
    • Confirm your Body Mass Index.

Step 4: After giving your Consent to participate in the study, schedule and complete a Clinical Screening Visit.

  • Location: Human Research Core, located at the Nutrition Research Institute, 500 Laureate Way, Suite 1315, Kannapolis, NC 28081 (Blue star on the map below)
  • This visit will take approximately 1 hour of your time. We ask you come FASTED for at least 10 hours (except for water). During this visit we will:
    • Measure your resting blood pressure;
    • Ask you some medical history and medication use questions;
    • Ask you to collect a midstream urine sample;
    • Collect approximately 1 tablespoon (16 mL) of your blood.
  • At the end of this visit, breakfast will be provided.

Step 5: If you are still eligible after screening, you will be scheduled to complete the Clinical Trial.
The clinical trial will consist of:

  • Four berry feeding visits (on weekdays)
  • Day 1 of each feeding visit will require 9.5 hours
  • Day 2 and 3 following the feeding visit will require 1 hour each day.
  • There will be a break of 18-25 days between the four berry feeding visits.
  • For each berry feeding visit, we will:
    • Ask you to come FASTED for at least 10 hours (except for water);
    • Ask you some medical history and medication use questions;
    • Ask you to provide five urine collections over approximately 24 hours;
    • Collect 7 blood samples;
    • Provide breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages and snacks on days 1 and 2;
    • Provide breakfast on day 3.
  • The total study duration is of approximately 3 months.

Ready to participate? Call 704-250-5451 or blueberrystudy@ncsu.edu to set up an interview.