If you have high blood pressure, you may be eligible to participate in a nutrition research study investigating the effect of vegetable components on lowering blood pressure. Vegetable powders will be provided to you, and you will be asked to consume them daily for 16 weeks. 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. You will have a greater understanding of your own heart health from these assessments, which are not typically available at your regular doctor's office. 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. Compensation of $120 for your time will be provided upon successful completion of all 6 study visits.
Participants are needed to explore 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, 6 sessions
A screening session (1.5 hours) at St. Michael's Hospital is required to determine eligibility for the study.
Up to $120
Vegetable powders provided, equivalent to 7 servings vegetables/day for 4 months. Breakfast provided.
Transportation cost (TTC or parking) reimbursed at each visit
30 Bond Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8