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Men needed to take part in research study

A researcher at East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine is enrolling men in a study to determine the effectiveness of strength training in preventing diabetes.
Men between the ages of 18-55 who do not have diabetes but are at high risk for the disease will be considered. Risk factors include being overweight or having a close family member with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Charles Stuart, a professor in the ETSU Department of Internal Medicine and principal investigator, said participants should not already be exercising regularly.
Those selected will undergo strength training exercises at the ETSU mini-dome five days per week for 16 weeks. A personal coach will teach and supervise each one-hour session. Study investigators will measure changes in strength, body composition, cholesterol, glucose, insulin resistance and muscle biochemistry in participants.
Co-investigators are Drs. Mike Stone and Mike Ramsey from the ETSU Center of Excellence in Sport Science and Coach Education.
Participants who complete the study, which begins in January and ends in May, will receive a stipend of $750. For more information or to apply for enrollment, call 439-6367.