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Arterial Stiffness Phase III - Participants Needed for a Research Study

Image of drink and human blood drawUC Davis Nutrition Researchers are conducting a study that examines how the intake of cocoa flavanols modulates arterial stiffness.

To qualify for the study you must be:

  • 55 to 75 years old
  • Healthy
  • Not on supplements (multi-vitamin OK)

Participants will be asked to:

  • Participate in three 3-hour visits
  • Consume cocoa flavanol-containing drinks
  • Follow a 1 ½ day long low-flavanol diet on 3 occasions
  • Undergo non-invasive arterial stiffness determinations by collecting pulse signals at your neck, wrist and leg.
  • Provide blood samples

Participants will receive:

  • $340 in compensation and copies of laboratory results

Study Location:

For more information: call (530) 219-8199 or use the online form to contact study coordinator.