Nutrition Research Study at Purdue University Seeks Participants

Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.

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


Are there health benefits to incorporating lean unprocessed red meat into a healthy diet plan?

There is building evidence that consuming red meat, particularly in lean unprocessed form and in a healthy eating pattern, does not hinder cardiovascular health. However, there is a need for a more comprehensive assessment of the effects of consuming beef in a plant-based diet on cardiometabolic health. 

The primary purpose of this study is to assess the effect of a diet with unprocessed red meat (beef) versus a meat-free lacto-ovo vegetarian diet on gut health in healthy adults. This study seeks men and women 30-69 who are interested in participating in a nutrition study. 

Why Participate? 

  • You will be contributing to nutrition research that aims to assess what factors are beneficial for cardiovascular health 
  • You will be provided meals at no cost during your participation in the study for two 5-week periods. 
  • You will be compensated $300 after finishing this study.
  • 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 law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Men and women aged 30-69
  • Are willing to follow a diet plan designed by the study
  • Are not lactose-intolerant 
  • Do not have diabetes 
  • Able to attend 8 study appointments over approximately 4 months and pick up study foods twice per week for 10 of the 16 study weeks at the Purdue campus research site 

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