Study of the Effects of Nitrates and Protein on your Body Composition and Muscle Function

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to find out if people could improve muscle strength, amount of muscle, and overall physical functioning by drinking a beetroot juice beverage and protein supplement after strength training three times a week. It will also help us find out if the nitrate in the beetroot juice has any effect on how well your body uses the protein supplement.

Who is Eligible

  • Genders:
    • Men
    • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 60+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Willing to commit to a supervised resistance exercising training program 3 days a week for 10 weeks and consume a protein supplement and a beetroot juice drink or nitrate-free beetroot juice drink during the days of their exercise training
  • Able to provide own transportation
  • Non-Diabetic
  • Not currently exercising more than 60 minutes per week

What is involved

  • 2 screening visits that include a: blood draw CT; DXA; exercise testing 3 days per week exercise sessions for 10 weeks
  • 2 follow up visits



Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Rebecca McKee
[email protected]
(336) 758-3781
Principal Investigator
Gary Miller, PhD

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.