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.
Participants are needed to determine the effect of specific vegetable components on lowering blood pressure and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Have elevated blood pressure (Systolic BP: 130-159 mmHg)
Not on antihypertensive medication
Must be able to visit St. Michael's Hospital (Downtown Toronto)
This study has been reviewed and approved by the St. Michael's Hospital Research Ethics Board (REB# 17-291).
Food and Drink, Health and Wellness
16 weeks total, 5 sessions
A screening session (1.5 hours) at St. Michael's Hospital is required to determine eligibility for the study.
Up to $120
4-Month Supply of vegetable powder supplements provided. Daily consumption equivalent to 7 servings of vegetables! Breakfast provided.
Transportation cost (TTC or parking) reimbursed at each visit
$120 CAD is provided upon completion of all study visits.
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