Study of dietary acid load, kidney function and disability in elderly

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to determine the effect of a bicarbonate supplement on kidney function and physical function.

Who is Eligible

  • Ages 69 - 89

Eligibility Criteria

  • Difficulty doing daily tasks
  • Non-Smoker
  • Must not exercise more than 3 times per week
  • Must not eat more than 8 servings of fruits and vegetables per day on a regular basis

What is involved

  • Five total visits within the 6 months participants are in the study
  • Blood draws to be completed at each visit
  • Physical function testing
  • Cognitive testing
  • Diet recall questionnaires
  • 4 hour urine collection


$75 for all completed visits.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Abby Archer
[email protected]
Principal Investigator
Snezana Petrovic

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