Mediterranean Diet Nutrition Study Seeks Participants

Research Center: Purdue University
Location: G-93 Stone Hall, 700 W State St, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Lead Doctor: Wayne Campbell, PhD
IRB Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by Purdue University Institutional Review Board


Does a Mediterranean-style help protect against diabetes, heart disease and stroke? The benefits of the Mediterranean Diet so far have only been seen in trials in other countries. To date, there has been no research study investigating the effectiveness of a Mediterranean-style diet on cardiometabolic health (risk of having diabetes, heart disease or stroke) in the United States.

This research study is exploring the effectiveness of pasta and other starchy foods with a low glycemic response (Low-GI) in promoting cardio-metabolic (risk of having diabetes, heart disease or stroke) and emotional well-being.

This study seeks men and women who are willing to follow a prescribed Mediterranean diet. Participants are required to attend 7 study visits at the research site over approximately a 4 month period and will be compensated $600 for participating in this study. Though participants may find their overall cardiometabolic health improve during this study, this is not a weight loss study and participants may maintain their current weight.

Why Participate?

  • Your overall cardiometabolic health may benefit or improve from participating as based on previous studies, the Mediterranean-style diet has shown to be more healthy than a western-style diet and has health-promoting effects such as reducing the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
  • You will be provided dietary guidance as it relates to the study and the opportunity to attend up to 6 cooking classes.
  • You will be provided all study food ingredients to prepare and cook your meals for 12 weeks.
  • You will be compensated $600 for participating in this study.
  • You may benefit from the information given to you concerning your general overall health status from your blood sample and blood pressure measurements.
  • You will be helping to potentially influence dietary guidance in the US.
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by the law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Men and women aged 30-69 years old
  • Who are non-Diabetic
  • Are not participating in 3 hours a week of moderate or high intensity exercise, resistance or aerobic training
  • Must be willing to prepare, cook and measure your study food for 12 weeks
  • No history of cardiovascular disease
  • Have had a relatively stable weight over the past 3 months (± 6.5 lbs)
  • Able to attend 7 study visits at the research site over approximately 4 months

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
Click Here to Enter Your Contact Details and Be Contacted by Phone About the Trial