UCT research study requires male athletes on low fat/ high carbohydrate diet
March 19, 2014  

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PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED FOR UCT RESEARCH STUDY ON GLUCOSE PRODUCTION DURING EXERCISE IN ATHLETES ON A LOW FAT/HIGH CARBOHYDRATE DIET
The UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM) is recruiting male cyclists who follows a low fat, high carbohydrate diet.  So if you want to find out more about your physiology during exercise, sign up now!

The main aim of the study is to determine how the amount of carbohydrate in the diet affects fuel utilisation and glucose production during exercise.

Eligible volunteers must have followed a low fat / high carbohydrate diet for at least the past 6 months
AND be:
•         male between the ages of 30 and 44
•         able to ride at an intense pace for 2 hours (e.g. capable of a sub 3h30 Argus)

Volunteers will NOT be able to participate if they:
•      have significantly changed their diets or weight in the past 6 weeks
•      have been diagnosed with any metabolic or cardiovascular diseases
•      have used any chronic medication within the last 6 weeks
•      smoke regularly

During the trial, volunteers will be required to perform:
1.    A dietary and body composition assessment and fill in a questionnaire.
2.    An oral glucose tolerance test to measure insulin sensitivity.
3.    A peak power output (PPO) and VO2 max test.
4.    A familiarisation 2-hour submaximal ride.
5.    A 2-hour submaximal ride where the following will be measured.
a.    Glucose production by the liver
b.    Blood hormones and fuel substrates
c.    Muscle fuel substrates and muscle enzymes

What are the benefits for partaking in the trial:
Participants will receive feedback from all individual and group results obtained in this study including the PPO and VO2 max tests, oral glucose tolerance test, dietary analysis, body composition, and detailed information on their glucose metabolism and muscle physiology.

For more information and to apply, please contact:
Chris Webster   Cell: 083 400 7206   Email: chris.webster@uct.ac.za
Jamie Smith    Cell: 083 305 7593   Email: ja.smith@uct.ac.za

The closing date for applications to participate in this study is 11 April 2014.