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Effect of Vegetable Powder Supplements on High Blood Pressure (4-Month Supply Provided)

St. Michael's Hospital, Risk Factor Modification Centre


If you have high blood pressure, you may be eligible to participate in a nutrition research study investigating the effect of vegetable powder supplements on blood pressure. A 4-month supply of vegetable powders will be provided to you, and you will be asked to consume them daily for 4 months. Powders can be mixed with a beverage or a meal, allowing you to easily obtain the same nutrients equivalent to 7-8 servings of fresh vegetables a day. Blood pressure, body composition and arterial stiffness will be assessed. Your individual study results will be provided to you at the end of the study. *IMPORTANT* Must be able to travel to St. Michael's Hospital, located in downtown Toronto. You will be reimbursed for the transportation cost at each visit, in the form of a 2-way Presto ticket. Compensation of $120 will be provided upon successful completion of all 5 study visits.

Your Impact


Participants are needed to determine the effect of specific vegetable components on lowering blood pressure and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Eligibility Criteria


Male, Female

30 to 65 years old

Have elevated blood pressure (Systolic BP: 130-159 mmHg)

Not on antihypertensive medication

Must be able to visit St. Michael's Hospital (Downtown Toronto)

Study Tasks


consume vegetable powders
provide blood sample
complete questionnaires
blood pressure and other vascular outcomes monitored

Ethics


This study has been reviewed and approved by the St. Michael's Hospital Research Ethics Board (REB# 17-291).

Keywords


blood pressure
hypertension
nutrition
food
diet

Activity and Time


Food and Drink, Health and Wellness

Clinical Trial

Weekdays

16 weeks total, 5 sessions

A screening session (1.5 hours) at St. Michael's Hospital is required to determine eligibility for the study.

Compensation


Up to $120 

4-Month Supply of vegetable powder supplements provided. Daily consumption equivalent to 7 servings of vegetables! Breakfast provided.

Reimbursement

Transportation cost (TTC or parking) reimbursed at each visit

$120 CAD is provided upon completion of all study visits.

Study Address


30 Bond Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8

Posting date: May 17, 2019