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Study participants needed

Participants are being sought for a study that will help investigate the impact of nut consumption on cholesterol profiles. Subjects who complete the study will earn $70-$145, depending on treatment groups.

The foods and nutrition department seeks men and women ages 30-75 years with high cholesterol levels or a “bigger build.” Subjects must not take cholesterol-lowering medications, thyroid medications or exercise more than three hours per week. Subjects also must not have diabetes or food allergies/intolerances to pecans, gluten, dairy or meat. Subjects must not habitually eat tree nuts more than twice per week.

This study requires an eight-week commitment and four testing visits. Four visits require blood draws.

For more information, contact Liana Rodrigues at 423-596-7708 or